Comprising full-length releases from the likes of BRAIDS, DIANA, Pick a Piper, Sean Nicholas Savage etcetera, few could argue against Canada’s having had a healthy, and musically prosperous 2013. And .//WAV from grammatically problematic Québec duo GENUIS could likely file alongside the outstanding albums of those aforementioned. For across nine restive tracks, &thony (or Anthony Michael Leedom) and Elfboi (born Lien Bao Do) piece together one of the more inventive records we’ve heard in recent months.
Perhaps inevitably therefore, it’s not without its ecstatic highs (and murky lows), of which the pulsating, if again typographically tricky Flnnl is one. For belying its slightly exhibitionistic production values resides Do’s candid admission, “I crave you.” GENUIS may not be the first to have concealed a song of such intense yearning in a relatively Hi-NRG electronic track, although few have previously done so this inGENUOISly.
However, it’s the immersive murmuring of the record’s extensive centrepiece, Hwaiian Wdding, that’ll have you helplessly devoting yourself to one of underground music’s unplumbed, if already rarefied triumphs. For amidst what sounds the jingling of shrapnel and shuffling acoustic guitar twangs dwells a work of subtlety and spectacularity alike, Do this time daydreaming of monosaccharides, “red shift dives” and Mid-Atlantic blues to make for a work that’s inviting as an infinity pool. And if this aqueous ceremony were to go on that long, few would likely kvetch much, if at all…
We just got the sweetest review from Dot and Dashes in the UK. Like the review is so spot on it makes us wanna cry.
Here is the full thing: http://dotsanddashes.co.uk/blog/hwaiian-wdding-genuis/
Its becoming a Reality: 4 music videos and a Kickstarter
Its happening. We are taking one step closer to our dream by raising money via Kickstarter to produce PHYSICAL 7 INCHES of our album .//WAV.
This is a video comprising clips from our music videos to show you whats been going on.
its be one heck of a ride with everyone and we are excited for 2014. We wanted to release one music video each week of the kickstarter to show our thanks and to do anything possible to show how much we appreciate you all.
We usually aren’t ones to ask people to publicize for us but if you think this is cool and worthwhile, it would be nice if you did tell others.
MAYAP A ALDO NING CAPAMPÁÑGAN! Dec 11th is Kapampangan Day. Here is a playlist of my Kapampangan (short) films that made it to different film festivals both in the Philippines and abroad. Enjoy :)
This includes my most recent one “Ing Mutya Ning Kakung Paninap” that has been nominated for Best Production Design, Best Actor and Best Short Film in the recently concluded CineKabalen Film Festival 2013.
p.s. All monetary revenue from the ads on my youtube channel(s) for the months of November and December 2013 will be donated to our UC Davis Rise Up campaign to raise funds for the relief and rehabilitation of typhoon Haiyan survivors, for more information about UCD Rise Up visit our website (click here).
Check out this amazing film our friend made! Our music is used in it! So many nomination for this film. Amazing job Kirby
Anthony Leedom and Lien Do are two college students from San Francisco that brought them together the infinite love for music. For more than a year now they make music together as GENUIS and their debut album came in the form of .//WAV a few months ago! It’s an urban, late night pop that mixes all the right elements of sounds in one cohesive listen. Abstract jazz in avant pop style (see SF), warm hearted tropical pop simply sent in ambient waves (see Hwaiian Wdding), space folk wrapped up in minimal piano excursions (see GOlden) or even downtempo soulful noir pop that doesn’t fit in this worlds sealed limits like the wonderful Flnnal. All these conflicting influences is what makes .//WAV such a wonderful experience and GENUIS a band to look out for in 2014!!!!