100 Gecs


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Missouri's duo 100 Gecs debuted with the mini-album 1000 Gecs (2019), that was released after Brady had moved to Los Angeles and Les to Chicago. The ten brief songs (or musical pranks) have a clear antecedent. The hysterical rapping of wildly manipulated voices in 745 Sticky alternates with Aqua-esque electronic melodies like a Frank Zappa of the autotune age. Neither the convoluted rhythm of Money Machine nor the bombastic distorted beats 800db Cloud can completely hide the influences. Zappa-esque is certainly the faux-classical instrumental interludes I Need Help Immediately and Gecgecgec, and totally Aqua-esque is the dance-pop ditty xXXi. The catchy ska Stupid Horse sounds like a merge of Aqua and the Dance Hall Crashers. A more serious approach is attempted (with mixed results) in Hand Crushed by a Mallet, which shifts from the operatic branch of house music of the 1990s to minimal rap music of the 2000s.

Les had already released two EPs under the moniker Osno1, Hello Kitty Skates to the Fuckin Cemetary (2016) and I Just Don't Want to Name it Anything with "Beach" in the Title (2017), as well as the album of collaborations Big Summer Jams 2018 that included a collaboration with Brady, Feels Good.

Brady had already released the solo album All I Ever Wanted (2015) and the five-song EP Dog Show (2017), followed by a number of singles: Hesitate (2017), I'll Make You Miss Me All The Time (2018), Peace & Love (2018), Georgia (2018), 7/11 (2018). This Car Needs Some Wheels (2019) was his collaboration with Josh Pan.

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(Translation by/ Tradotto da Pierluigi Napoli)

Il duo del Missouri 100 Gecs (Dylan Brady e Laura Les) ha debuttato con il mini-album 1000 Gecs (2019), pubblicato dopo che Brady si era trasferito a Los Angeles e Les a Chicago. Le dieci brevi canzoni (o burle musicali) hanno un chiaro antecedente. Il rapping isterico delle voci selvaggiamente manipolate in 745 Sticky si alternano con melodie elettroniche in stile Aqua come un Frank Zappa dell’era dell’autotune. Ne’ il contorto ritmo di Money Machine ne’ i pomposi beat distorti beats di 800db Cloud possono nascondere del tutto le influenze. In stile Zappa sono indubbiamente il simil-classico intermezzo strumentale I Need Help Immediately e Gecgecgec, e completamente in stile Aqua e’ la canzoncina dance-pop xXXi. L’accativante ska Stupid Horse suona come una fusione di Aqua e Dance Hall Crashers. Un approccio piu’ serio e’ tentato (con risultati contrastanti) in Hand Crushed by a Mallet, che passa dal ramo operistico della house music degli anni ‘90 al minimal rap degli anni 2000.

Les ha anche pubblicato due EP con il moniker Osno1, Hello Kitty Skates to the Fuckin Cemetary (2016) e I Just Don't Want to Name it Anything with "Beach" in the Title (2017), cosi’ come l’album di collaborazioni Big Summer Jams 2018 che include una collaborazione con Brady, Feels Good.

Brady ha anche pubblicato l’album da solista All I Ever Wanted (2015) e l’EP di cinque canzoni Dog Show (2017), seguiti da una serie di singoli: Hesitate (2017), I'll Make You Miss Me All The Time (2018), Peace & Love (2018), Georgia (2018), 7/11 (2018). This Car Needs Some Wheels (2019) e’ la sua collaborazione con Josh Pan.