Gypsy Mamba - Magnetic Syndromes (LP + Download Card)
With a path spent traversing between self-illumination and inner turmoil, Gypsy Mamba continues to persevere forward. He is one of California’s most raw and uncompromising electronic artists and rips open new portals of energy during his live performances. Signing with Alpha Pup Records last year for the release of Da Feenux, Gypsy Mamba will soon launch out of the gates with his sophomore record Magnetic Syndromes. Gypsy Mamba has crafted his most dynamic and personal record to date.
As the title suggests, Magnetic Syndromes is the sonic description of a life filled with unpredictable changes, carved out from the lens intensive view of Gypsy Mamba’s life. It can also be seen outside of the artist, defining the inner conflicts many conquer in their lifetime. Gypsy Mamba finds a battleground between the darkness and the light in Magnetic Syndromes. A unique music environment where tracks fluctuate between the frenetic and the subdued. It’s all pulled off with a wild array of colors and rhythms that can’t be associated to any other artist.
Looking at the new album in context of his career and Magnetic Syndromes can be broken down into a system of trial and error. A level of truth Gypsy Mamba accumulated as he interacted with the people helping to bring his music to the masses and the support that has followed thereafter.
Gypsy Mamba further explains, “When creating my debut full-length, I learned a lot about myself in a sense because as the tracks were being finished I was dealing with a lot of my own depression issues. I found that as I kept finishing tracks and developing the artwork for this album, a lot of the feelings I couldn’t control or regulate started regulating themselves. I definitely feel my current good mood is attributed to the completion of this album and the support of the Alpha Pup team. If I learned anything, it’s how important music and the community is to my personal well being. I also opened myself to more ambient tunes on the album which is something I haven't really done in the past. It’s a side of music creation I love, so I'll be incorporating more of that into further projects and will continue to evolve the direction of the Gypsy Mamba sound.”
Following the release of Da Feenux last year, recordings for Magnetic Syndromes took place immediately at Gypsy Mamba’s home studio. Makan of Bür Gür and Kelley Mak add vocal treatment, giving the record an undeniable transformation that his music has never seen before. The LP showcases a more complex side to Gypsy Mamba’s usual approach, infusing Reason 8 and their built-in VST’s that’s a fresh take on the popular music technology. On a handful of the tracks, synth solo’s flare well outside of the base and find home in a more lyrical terrain, projecting the soul of Gypsy Mamba in a way that takes the music to new worlds. The tracks move in and out of bass heavy club anthems to thought provoking ambient pop pieces. The energy is constantly morphing, retracting and expanding, much like the process Gypsy took on purging many areas of his life to find true happiness.
Gypsy Mamba has found a new home base of composition approach with Magnetic Syndromes. Mixing / mastering was completed by labelhead Daddy Kev in fall 2016 and it marks his second release with Alpha Pup Records.