New audio: M. Geddes Gengras, Collected Works Vol. 1
Compilations aren't generally things I spend much time recommending. But in the case of an artist as madly prolific as California synth muso M. Geddes Gengras, Collected Works Vol. 1, a new anthology from Mexican label Umor Rex, is a godsend. Subtitled The Moog Years, it concentrates on a specific segment of Geddes's output, culling tracks from four previous cassette-only releases. Not are the chosen cuts great representations of the artist's dreamier, more blissed-out side, but they also hang together remarkably well, resulting in a coherent album worth getting to know. It's available on limited-edition vinyl from the label website; you can also buy downloads in a variety of formats via Bandcamp.