Matt Gangi and Eric Chramosta grew up together in La Crescenta, California, which may account for some of the free-flowing energy of their musical collaboration. Often dubbed "electronic psych," their music definitely has a mind-altering quality to it in terms of the layers of sound and the insistent underlying beat. There is also something tribal and hypnotic to the rhythms, and there's an organic flavor to Gangi's songs that recalls the music that came out of Laurel Canyon in the late '60s. The band's latest album, Gesture Is, builds upon haunted melodies coupled with the vibrant atmospheres of its earlier releases. These guys may not be influenced by Love's Forever Changes, but the spirit of Arthur Lee seems to inform their soundscape.
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