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Newcastle multi-instrumentalist Greg Genre knows only too well the creativity possible thanks to looping techniques, and he’s poised to release a whole album based on it this month.

When it got tough to communicate with an entire band, Greg turned to looping to achieve that multi-instrumental sound all on his own. Now that everyone’s in the same boat being stuck indoors by ourselves, Mr Genre has taken to constructing a few songs for us to enjoy which will be released weekly as lockdown progresses, with the aim of releasing the whole project as a video playlist via YouTube, coinciding with a performance on Facebook, on 26th June.

Themes for the release have spanned nature, history and consciousness; Dose of Happiness includes samples of the dawn chorus recorded from his garden and is inspired by Greg’s love of birdwatching; Little Dot explores our miniscule place in an infinite universe; while Spells echoes its mystical name with reverb-heavy, pounding loops adding to the ethereal experience.

Looping creates snowflakes of sound: no two are exactly alike, so if you’re looking for a tracklist with diversity and range, look no further than Greg Genre’s genre-busting project. 

Greg Genre releases his new album via YouTube and Facebook on 26th June. He performs a livestream raising money for Orangutan Outreach on the same day at 7pm.


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