Mathias Kunzli

Drums, Percussion, Sounds

6 Reviews
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Creative and well-versed drummer and percussionist. pandeiro, frame drums, sound design, film scores, endless sounds, home made instruments


Having toured/recorded/collaborated with artists like Regina Spektor, Lauryn Hill, Yo-Yo Ma, John Zorn, Moby and countless others, I've gained a wide range of experience. I've appeared on well over a hundred albums and sound tracks. I play drum set and a wide array of hand percussion including frame drums of all kinds. I feel comfortable in lots of styles including: Rock, Pop, Brazilian, Jazz, Middle Eastern...
I am ready to record at my home studio and deliver tracks for your music. I take pride in my work and will make it as good as I possibly can.
Revisions are possible. Every situation is different and as long as we work together, we can achieve what you're looking for.
Hope to hear from you!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Todd Sickafoose
    by Todd Sickafoose

    Mathias is an amazing drummer and percussionist. He is also a joyful, hyper-present person – you can hear it in every note. Very highly recommended!

  2. Review by Vlada Tomova
    by Vlada Tomova

    Mathias is my first choice percussionist, always! I have played with Mathias for over 15 years, in a variety of bands - from a trio, to orchestral settings. Mathias has always been an inspiration to play with! Highly recommend.

  3. Review by Kyle Sanna
    by Kyle Sanna

    Mathias Kunzli is somehow always able to make music feel good, and he will do it in a way that you were not expecting. In working with Mathias for over ten years, I've found I can always count on his taste and his creativity to enhance the music. Incredible musician. Very high recommendations!

  4. Review by Ljova
    by Ljova

    One of the most inventive and stunningly brilliant drummers I've ever met -- always a burst of energy on stage and in the studio!

  5. Review by David Berkeley
    by David Berkeley

    You won't find a more imaginative arsenal of sounds or a better vibe. Mathias can do it all from the softest textures to the most driving beats with incredible feel and finesse.

  6. Review by Jordan Perlson

    Mathias is one of the best drummers/percussionists I know, hands down. I always walk away from listening to him feeling energized, inspired and excited about music. This guy is pure magic!

Interview with Mathias Kunzli

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: My own tracks for TV licensing, mixing a free improv album, touring with Regina Spektor, recording on various albums.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: I am old school but hey, if you make it sound good..... anything goes.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: I'll do my very best to figure out what is best for you and your track.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: Music is magic. Who doesn't like magic?

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Welcome surprises. You might know what you need but then again.... :-)

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: Been doing this for over 20 years.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Organic

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Tom Waits, Beethoven Because they rock!!!

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: Find your place in the big picture. Don't be married to parts just because they work on their own.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: Anything from Reggae, Singer/Songwriter to Balkan, Brazilian. Dirty rock to elegant strings....

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Wide range of styles, a good sense of the bigger picture, vast sound palette...

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: My sound, creativity and experience. I've done lots of different things over the decades. I am very active in all sorts of musical worlds. I am very happy to help orchestrating/arranging my tracks very carefully. If you need lots of options and you want to decide later, I can be game for that as well. It all depends on the music.

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: I listen to your music, discuss some initial ideas/direction with you. If we seem to agree, I do my thing and let you hear a rough mix of what i did in the track. If you like it, you buy it. If i need to change some stuff, we talk about possibly adjusting my rate a little. We agree, I deliver. My goal is to make you happy.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: Tons of percussion instrument and sound makers of all sorts. Several drum sets, snares, concert bass drums etc. A mix of high quality microphones etc.

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: That is a long list.... let's talk in person....

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: Overdub various percussion, track drum set.

Terms Of Service

We agree on a prize, I record and let you hear what I did. If you like what you hear, you pay and I send you the files. Always willing to make changes and discuss with you etc... Easy enough....

Gear Highlights
  • Tons of various percussion from around the globe
  • drum sets and high quality mics
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