GARCY420 is probably one of the most polarizing acts in electronic music – even for his biggest fans. Now the Australian returns with another one of his challenging tracks, and yet again makes a case for his steadfast, no-shits-given experimentalism.
To be clear, he has a strong interest in all things technical and is fascinated by the idea that you can take music production to another level by using an iPhone coupled with Garageband, Howie Weinberg Mastering, and Audio Convertor etc. “Welcome to the world of virtual music. Real time instruments and sampled beats with fast tempo, high energized, hard rock, dance, dubstep, hip hop and pop – A new direction in the evolution of music,” says GARCY420.
Listening to the music of GARCY420 isn’t really comparable to much else out there. While he’s been working far beyond the curve he left behind years ago, he has not quite left the basic structures and mechanics of music behind altogether.
However, these same tropes and structures are expanded and contracted so far beyond our usual comfort zones that they seem to take on an antithetic, experimental quality that is uniquely their own. Instruments are electronically generated made from samples, waves and algorithms that mangle the conventional musical landscape but are, at their core, nothing more than the fundamental mechanics of music, just presented from a vastly different production point of view.
GARCY420 is on radio rotation with the tracks – “Crush” and “Bitter Break-Up”.