Australian duo Gardland, made up of Alex Murray and Mark Smith, are the latest signing on the acclaimed RVNG Intl imprint.
Discovered by Teengirl Fantasy, Garland were promptly signed to RVNG Intl, and soon set about recording their debut album Syndrome Syndrome, only to have the majority of their synthesizers stolen halfway through the recording process. This forced them to start over on the long and winding road to creating a psychedelic journey through off-kilter variations on house and techno amid murky beats and distorted and lo-fi accents. Though for the record, the pair has described the sound of the album as “elegantly wasted”. You can decide which description is more apt once Syndrome Syndrome is released at the end of the month.