THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME

by m. geddes gengras

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originally released on Stunned Records

improvised pieces for concertmate mg-1 and rogue moog recorded 2009-2010 at Green machines

'You’re only a moment from pressing play on M. Geddes Gengras’ newest cassette, but nothing can prepare you for the irresistibly lush world that awaits you on the other side of such a simple action. ‘This Could Be the Last Time’ features star-guided tones of gold, silver, and crystal orbiting each other in pure moog magnetism – startling proof of MGG’s commitment to draw listeners to ever-higher elevations of body and mind. A fascinating stage of this maestro’s unfolding synthesizer odyssey.'
-STUNNED

'Both sides of this release are killer and showcase exactly why Gengras is able to stand out in a genre that is becoming ever-saturated by torpid one-take bedroom wannabes. His characteristic sound is forged from long loops of delicately fluctuating electronica and is intensified by the deep, warm fuzz of Moog waves stretching the very medium of the tape itself. The j-card reveals that the album was “assembled during the week of rain,” which explains the expressive pitter-patter of its gently scaling arpeggios and its tinkling metallic conversations--like Louise Bourgeois arachnids chatting in the downpour.

More than anything, the cassette seems to place an overwhelming emphasis on the very act of transformation--the slowly shifting tides and subtle vicissitudes seem to speak volumes on the importance of celebrating liminality, as opposed to fixating on discrete destinations or starting points. Most of the tape’s 13 tracks take a long time to fully develop, which emphasizes the virtues of fluidity—the large expanses of betwixt and between that bind together our very existence.'

-KZSU

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released April 20, 2011

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