Real Name:
Steven Hess, Joseph Clayton Mills & Adam Sonderberg
Electro-acoustic trio from Chicago.

Creating densely textured works that can range from stark minimalism
to violent, carefully directed chaos, Haptic combines a rigorous attention
to sonic detail with restless experimentalism. Formed in Chicago in the
spring of 2005 by Steven Hess (Locrian, Pan American, Innode, Dropp
Ensemble), Joseph Clayton Mills (Jonathan Chen, Dropp Ensemble),
and Adam Sonderberg (Dropp Ensemble), Haptic was initially
conceived as a vehicle for live collaboration. To that end, the group has
frequently incorporated a different, rotating fourth member, deliberately
chosen to send the music in unpredictable and challenging directions.
Such collaborators have ranged from Tony Buck (The Necks) and
Olivia Block to Mark Solotroff (BLOODYMINDED).

Individual members of the group have recorded for a multitude of
labels including Kranky, Crouton, Editions Mego, Longbox Recordings,
Relapse Records, Utech, Cathnor, Tonschacht, Absurd, Thrill Jockey,
and BOXmedia among others.


Haptic Discography Tracks


Haptic - The Medium album art Haptic The Medium (Album) Flingco Sound System US 2009 Sell This Version
E75 Haptic - Trebuchet album art Haptic Trebuchet(CD, Album, Ltd) Entr'acte E75 UK 2009 Sell This Version
Haptic - Scilens album art Haptic Scilens (Album) Flingco Sound System UK 2011 Sell This Version
E168 Haptic - Abeyance album art Haptic Abeyance(CD, Album, Ltd) Entr'acte E168 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
NTR032 Haptic - Excess Of Vision: Unreleased Recordings, 2005-2014 album art Haptic Excess Of Vision: Unreleased Recordings, 2005-2014(Cass, Ltd, Num, C48) Notice Recordings NTR032 US 2014 Sell This Version
U46 Haptic - Ten Years Under The Earth album art Haptic Ten Years Under The Earth(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Unfathomless U46 Belgium 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

E37 Haptic - 1V2E / Danjon Scale album art Mouths / Haptic Mouths / Haptic - 1V2E / Danjon Scale(12") Entr'acte E37 UK 2006 Sell This Version
E47, A67 Haptic - Correction album art Haptic Correction(7") Entr'acte, Absurd E47, A67 UK 2007 Sell This Version
E60 Haptic - Velocimane / Çukurova album art Haptic / Cristal (2) Haptic / Cristal (2) - Velocimane / Çukurova(10") Entr'acte E60 UK 2008 Sell This Version


B!122 Haptic - Repetition album art Haptic Repetition(Cass, S/Sided, Ltd, C47) BloodLust! B!122 US 2009 Sell This Version