Leoš Hort alias HRTL is a top performer on modular synthesizers, a founder of Brno-based cassette record label Bükko Tapes and an active member of famous Bastl Instruments collective, which creates hand-made open-source music hardware.
HRTL’s music evolved from post-witch-house towards repetitive rhythms with rich melodic and sound elements, changing atmosphere and playful structures. Be it dirty house with 80’s feeling, fluorescent techno or dark, bubbly beats, HRTL never plays the same thing twice. Because as well as his live performances, his recordings are improvised and 100% hardware.In 2014, HRTL released a debut cassette Hydroxid, which is followed by his brand new album Dataloss.
HRTL studied at Pécsi tudományegyetem under Hungarian sound artist Balázs Kovács and multimedia at FaVU, Brno. He performs often in his home country as well as abroad: In 2015, he performed at DAVE festival in Dresden, TV show Liquid Sky and All Together Now party in Berlin and Pohoda festival in Trenčín among others. In his career, he appeared in various European clubs of cities like Vienna or Istanbul.