VIDEO: gesture is
STREAM: “Railways nos. 1-27”
LA-based psych duo GANGI will release their second full-length release gesture is October 2nd on their own Office of Analogue and Digital label. The band has started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the release of the record, and is offering fans a variety of one-of-a-kind premiums, including custom-made studio equipment, synths, and personalized songs. Check out their offerings here.
Listen to the band’s new single and the record’s opening track “Railways nos. 1-27” over at SPIN.com.
The GANGI duo are Time Travelers, taking from the past and the future and inventing new genres in today’s space-time… across history forward and back, and it’s all levy, as present is, but said that way, one states… a different space-time. GANGI’s music is a bit disorienting, spanning across these many different genres… a fact they blame on all the bright lights and industrial / informational noise they encounter and we are all surrounded with as we go about our daily business in these post info age times. GANGI takes almost every aspect of their music production upon themselves at the Office of Analogue and Digital in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
Matt Gangi self-released their debut recording A on the Office of Analogue and Digital (OOAAD) (later released on vinyl by White Noise). The album was recorded, written, performed, and produced by Matt Gangi alone in a toxic, rent stabilized Brooklyn bedroom with poison mushrooms poking through the ceiling plaster.
Gangi relocated to California after several national tours with Lyle Nesse (who is now teaching English in inner-city Baltimore) and started touring and recording with his old friend, drummer, multi- instrumentalist and fellow experimentalist, Eric Chramosta. Together they have continued in a DIY no-wave vein and self-produced, engineered, and recorded hundreds of recordings.
The first collection of these is entitled gesture is. The album was recorded at the OOAAD in Glendale, California. Since recording A, Matt started building and modding analogue equipment for the OOAAD… circuit bending, redesigning, building circuits, and combing dried-out-lawn garage / estate sales looking for old analogue electronics to fix and repurpose components from…The duo fixed up found mixers, compressors, a 1/2″ tape machine (among building other oscillators and equipment)… which they use for sounds on gesture is and their current live show.
Matt Gangi and Eric Chramosta drag in a thousand genre sources that can shift without notice within the same song, then they rain it down with ambient/ musique concrète effects atop decidedly psychedelic broadcasts and an otherwise ethereal big-beat pop, appropriating themselves and other transmissions with samplers. As GANGI, the duo devises the most concrete links yet between kraut-rock and psych of the 60’s and 70’s (Neu, Faust / Joseph Byrd’s United States of America), Roxy Music/ENO, early Los Angeles underground art rock of the 80’s (Monitor), and from Creation Record’s Medicine and My Bloody Valentine to Slint, The Bomb Squad-produced hip- hop, through the information bomb, combining some of these disparate influences into new genres of the current space-time.
(Office of Analogue and Digital)
Street Date: October 2, 2012
1. Railways nos. 1-27
2. Outside Ones
3. Keep a Pad & Pencil by the Phone
4. Hindering the Sight of Threatening Events
6. They Care About You
7. KH-12 IMPROVED CRYSTAL
8. It Really Shines
9. Perfect Citizen
10. Battle Hymn of the Culture and Consciousness Industries