by Dark Arps


Woodwork proudly presents 'Dark Arps - Operations!'... This latest offering from Vancouver's Jon Bierman, further reveals the extent of creativity, depth and versatility that he has become recognized for. With previous releases on Tribal Pulse, East Van Digital, Nuevadark, Major League, and Steamtown, in addition to numerous past works & collaborations and other self-released projects, Dark Arps continues to progress as an adventurous producer and dynamic live performer.

'Operations!' is collection of bold, progressive tracks that fully explore Bierman's exciting range of leftfield sounds and styles. From the word go, Dark Arps commands attention with 'Cloak And Dagger', an onslaught of cranked rhythms and glitchy percussion set against bizarre, modulated electric piano synth chords over tense bass lines...a melodic monster that unravels in mysterious ways.

'Dope Haus Theme' takes a similar stance in its percussion sound and style, while the bass and synths express a little more aggression, sure to stir some wild movement on the floor. Short and sweet, we get straight to the point here, immediately experiencing Bierman"s knack for folding and wrapping elements around each other.

'Difficult Thing' is a tech house collaboration with Decibel Point, who proudly reps Vancouver's SHAHdjs collective. Though... more

Released December 31, 2019


released December 31, 2019

all tracks by Jonathan Bierman aka Dark Arps
except 'Difficult Thing'
by Jonathan Bierman and Darryl Brousseau aka Decibel Point
cover art by Dark Arps



Dark Arps Vancouver, British Columbia

Dynamic, emotively powerful, deep and progressive, Dark Arps builds contrasting vibes of tension and optimism with crescendos of visceral energy in his music. A blend of percussive broken beat and techno underpins dark, razor-sharp melodies with progressive hooks and basslines. He delivers a sound that is simultaneously ominous and uplifting, reflecting the disturbing turbulence of our time. ... more

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