This is it. After multiple transitions in the history of music, it all led to this very particular point. The emergence of this band almost feels like it was preordained, destined from the discovery of rhythm itself. There are numerous artists that need to be addressed when we take a closer look at the current landscape of music, mainly for their forward-thinking and boundary-pushing footsteps – namely Prince, K.K Slider, the woman who sung the flute song at the end of the first Shrek movie, and Madonna. And yet, 100 Gecs looks towards the future in a way these other artists simply could not fathom. What I’m trying to get across is that 100 Gecs are going to be the missing link between the current and the future of pop music.
The heirs to PC Music’s legacy, 1000 Gecs just has the texture of a really well-written essay but with bad handwriting. Every song on this album has a certain point where it hurts to listen, but they manage to pull it off at the end of the track. My personal highlights of the album, “stupid horse” and “ringtone”, could pass as the origins for whatever the fuck the CalArts generation’s version of vaporwave turns out to be.
Even before brainstorming for this piece, I just gave up on describing how they sound like so just take my word for it, ty.