Canada’s Military Genius Shares New Single Ahead of Debut Album
'When I Close My Eyes' is available now.
Military Genius has released a new single, “When I Close My Eyes,” the second taste of his debut LP, Deep Web, releasing early 2020 via Unheard of Hope.
Military Genius is the project of Bryce Cloghesy, a member of cult Canadian post-punk groups Crack Cloud and NOV3L. He recorded the album over the course of four years while on tour with these bands.
Earlier this year, Cloghesy shared “Focus,” an explorative piece of music that fuses ambient elements with subtle jazz drums, foley samples, and harmonics.
“When I Close My Eyes,” meanwhile, blends disparate influences from the electronic punk minimalism of Suicide, to the rushing horns of Mingus Ah Um, to the immersive ambience of Arthur Russell. Euphoric saxophone moves through a disorienting haze of noise, crashing between distorted club rhythms and shape-shifting jazz.
The label describes the album as “a journey into the cosmic night, an exploration of internal conflict beyond sight or sound, a submission to the bliss of pure abandon.”
“When I Close My Eyes” is available now ahead of a debut album in March next year.
01. Deep Web
03. Not Tonight
04. When I Close My Eyes
05. Let My Guard Down
07. The Runner
08. Born Blind