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Dreaming of summer days ahead? M!GRAIN’s (AKA Joshua Zesach) got you covered with his debut LP, Factuality.
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Both a musician and producer, Zesach hails from the Northern Beaches of Sydney. He’s released a steady stream of EPs over the last few years and over two dozen tracks, experimenting with everything from electronic pop to psychedelic rock.
Factuality continues to duck genre-categorisation, this time also paying tribute to the alt-rock scene of the 1990s. With influences ranging from Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Metallica, Ocean Alley and Tash Sultana, the record flirts with classic sounds, embedding them with a contemporary twist.
Factuality eludes stereotypical genre-categorisation, but it is the sonic equivalent of sunshine and will appeal to the music lover in everyone.
It’s a mix that’ll get you moving and grooving—clean riffs turn crunchy, mixing with hard-hitting drums and a healthy dose of funk. But M!GRAIN’s greatest strength is in his ability to adapt to the world around him, something evident through both his sound and lyricism. A multi-purpose record, Factuality takes inspiration from environmental issues, social norms, introspectiveness and shifting mental attitudes, using them as a tool to understand the world and human experiences.
There are standout moments in the record (see: Ocean Meets The Tree, Factuality and Liar Make Your World), but ultimately the LP shines as a set of twelve tracks that are both imaginative and relatable. Factuality eludes stereotypical genre-categorisation, but it is the sonic equivalent of sunshine and will appeal to the music lover in everyone. Don’t let the name fool you, this M!GRAIN is absolute bliss.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Ocean Meets The Tree, Factuality, Liar Make Your World
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