"When not manning the helm at the Nophi Music Co., Atlanta-based Randy Garcia lays down his own amazing tracks. His latest release Resurgens breaks down the barriers between DIY punk rock, lo-fi electronica and danceable pop, blending them all into gorgeous, almost dreamlike soundscapes."
“Randy Garcia is a master craftsman, involved with and exceeding at every level of his work, and brings a winsome attitude to his music that makes it irresistible.”
“Resurgens traverses many different styles, which results in a record consistent in quality of production, but not necessarily in genre or style. This is actually a strength of the record; as it feels constantly inspired and surprising.”
-Sock Monkey Sound
“Garcia’s latest opus remains a highly personal work, it’s also a playful record that is unafraid to experiment with different sounds and musical approaches. Bits and pieces of rock, pop, electronica, ambient, IDM, punk and more turn up throughout an album that is almost ferociously positive and upbeat. It’s a record that’s delightfully catchy, but also one that defies easy categorization.”
#phi041 | The title of R_Garcia’s tenth full-length album, Resurgens, evokes Atlanta, comebacks, and revenants. With chair-boogie beats and sometimes stunningly poetic lyrics that come at you from odd directions (“feelin’ sweeter than a fruit fly...”), the tracks comment on the evolution of electronic music from 80s techno-pop to the present in ways both wry and surreal, as if you are listening to someone’s life-long collection of songs you’ve somehow never heard before, or perhaps the soundtrack to their dreams.
“Seawater” combines a strong New Wave drum beat with an ELO-style vocal treatment to create the sonic equivalent of an Instamatic beach photo. “Your Middle Name” mashes a glitch-hop beat, orchestration, and a dash of blues into a romantic reproach. “Be Lax” pulses with dance-rock precision and echoes of Underworld can be heard in the guitar and synth-vocals, while in “The Year 100,000,” strident Ramones-infused drums and guitars crash a Beach Boy’s concert and evolve into something new under the sun.
Resurgens is available as a digital download in your choice of format, or a limited edition hand-stamped CD with full-color artwork.