Tel Aviv-born musician Gal Lazer, known for his high-speed, higher-energy drumming, released his debut solo EP, Candy World/Bye Past, last week via Boiled Records.
Released under the name Gladys Lazer, it’s built on his memories of a time when he had no home, and traveled the world solely on music.
The EP features eight instrumental tracks that mix elements of breakbeat, post-jazz, krautrock, and trip-hop into a swirling mass of dreamscapes and electronic dirges. Lead single “Veronica” is the perfect example of Lazer’s genre-defying sound, and today he shares a video for the track that showcases his seemingly effortless drumming. You can watch the video where it premiered with What Youth or via YouTube.
Recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the countryside of SW Georgia, Candy World/Bye Past is tinted with the instrumental excursions of ’90s/’00s Chicago experimental rock and coursing with primal, terrestrial rhythm and fragmented noise.
Lazer will play POP Montreal on September 13th at Casa del Popolo — more info here.