Since the dawn of time, humans have strived to communicate the meaning of life, both with each other in the present and for those that would come after them; stories took the form of symbols and shrines, as evidenced by Egyptian hieroglyphs, Stonehenge, and countless other artifacts that remained long after their artists had left this Earth.
Now, the enigmatic producer-idol entity BlackGummy has taken on the musical exploration of this ancient symbolic connection in his newest EP, “Monolith.”
From the ominous opening of “Iconoclast” through the progressive waves of “Arp Makes Sphinx Purr” and the driving house aesthetic of “Desert Fire” to the eventual dark, soul-scraping synths of “Edifice,” BlackGummy serves as a sonic shepherd through a myriad of emotions.
True to form, every nuance of “Monolith” is complex, challenging the status quo of both music and its interpretation. Released on mau5trap, “Monolith” makes of a trifecta of BlackGummy’s previous – and equally intruiging – EPs, “Singularity” and “Impactor.”