Listen: ‘everything is garbage’ By Manyu
15 July 2019
Moulding elements of glitch, IDM, dubstep and hip-hop into an atmospheric brand of electronica, the 3-track release is seductively moody, contrary to the impertinent impression left by its title and the raised middle fingers in its artwork. However, that only signals at the duality Manyu captures in the EP, which he describes through the statements: “Perspective is everything. Nothing is garbage.” – perhaps signalling that the work can be enjoyed for its surface level danceability or examined for deeper interpretations.
Manyu prepares the listener for such contemplation through the lilting melodies and muffled synths of ‘everythingisgarbage’, and the reverberating vocals in ‘wraparoundme’. The latter track maintains a gripping titillation by occasionally delaying phrases to the brink of feedback – building and subverting expectations in every other detail. Clocking every track under the 3-minute mark and building intensity with each one, ‘everything is garbage’ is driven through its brevity and efficient musical structures.
Artwork by Abhimanyu Mullick and Gary Gonsalves