Album Review

Gengras, M Geddes – “Interior Architecture” – [Intercoastal Artists]

lexi glass   12/6/2016   12-inch, A Library


M. Geddes Gengras is an experimental artist working within the East LA underground since the mid-2000s (solo and in Robedoor and many other bands, and collaborating with artists like Sun Araw and The Congos) and a master of the modular synthesizer (here nerds). This 2xLP album, six years in the making and released this summer by Intercoastal Artists, left me floored. Where 2014’s Ishi explored open, expansive, ambient landscapes, the sounds on Interior Architecture envelop and surround the listener – or as Gengras puts it, it’s “like sinking into really warm quicksand.” Each of these four sidelong tracks foregrounds a central form, maybe a fountain or a staircase, that continuously moves and develops, while fainter micro-structures hover in the periphery. All of the intricate layers create a sense of depth – the architecture of the album’s title. There are so many brilliant moments and ideas packed into each minute of this record – choose a groove and land in one of the rooms of this infinite holographic fun house.

you heard it 53 times on kfjc! most recently:
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  • 1547 days ago, Maybelline played Wings_Carroms_Fountain_Worm Suite Pt. 1
  • 1884 days ago, Lurker played Wings_Carroms_Fountain_Worm Suite Pt. 1
  • 1942 days ago, Lurker played Extension_Breath_Worm Suite Pt. 3
  • 2030 days ago, Sluggo played Extension_Breath_Worm Suite Pt. 3
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