Binary Drift is the solo project of songwriter Mauricio Yrivarren.
Music had been in the back-burner for a while (too long) as he had grown tired of “chasing” songs that did not have a real feel.
‘Drifting’ is undoubtedly a pop/rock song. Its lyrics touch upon forgiveness, hope and second chances.
Mauricio isn’t afraid to let the listener know about his feelings. The song is indeed personal, but his vocal delivery has a ‘who cares’ vibe.
Originally from Lima, Peru and after many years in the US he moved to Madrid back in 2010.
In late 2017 he met Spanish producer Josemi Sánchez -who has worked as a session & live musician with the likes of Alejandro Sanz, Raphael and Miguel Rios and after a quick conversation they started working on the songs that would eventually become the album “Pocket Tunes”.
In his own words “It had been ages since I had picked up a guitar and tried to write something, until one day I sat on my bed and the songs started to appear, almost by magic. Meeting Josemi and working with him on this record sure was the extension of that. Pocket Tunes explores different genres from brit-pop, bossa nova, disco, and rock. It’s an honest effort and I hope people enjoy it. The joy that these songs can bring about is theirs to keep”.
Pocket Tunes features among its guests renowned trumpet player Patxi Urchegui (Andrés Calamaro, Celia Cruz, Shakira, and Juanes et al.), actress Laurita Rex, and vocalist/producer Aldo Rodriguez (Los Outsaiders, Gonzalo García-Sayán, and Space Bee).