The psychedelic rock power trio from Fribourg, Switzerland, Dirty Sound Magnet return in 2019 with their new record ‘Transgenic’a self proclaimed mystical journey back to the future which focuses on individual behaviors within it.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYNn1jcook4&w=560&h=315]
Transgenic:Drowned in this world of advanced technology and hyper-consumerism, individuals struggle to discover their inner self or communicate with each other. The album lays out a disturbing view of the present and the near future, with the significance of Social Media, and increasingly alarming ecological issues giving shape to an Orwellian dystopia.
The egocentric practices inherent to Social Media are mocked by Stavros’ insolent lyrics and tone. The drama and loneliness of “Modern Man” is highlighted across Transgenic, with emotional issues and personal experiences completing the lyrical content. Musically, The album draws on the last 50 years of Pop Culture, with some touches of traditional folk music, but as a whole, Transgenic is true Rock. Production-wise, the band plays with light and shade and introduces the terms “Organic” and “Transgenic” as musical concepts. When delving into the organic realm, the sound is warmer, and the recording techniques used are vintage.
Dirty Sound Magnetis a lifelong pursuit built on a feverish, border-line-religious passion for music and a common set of guiding values and beliefs. Members Stavros Dzodzosz (Guitar, Vocals), Marco Mottolini (Bass) and Maxime Cosandey (Drums), The three state it plainly: “there is no plan B”. Their dedication is unconditional, unequivocal, and unavoidable. Not one of the members has been engaged in any side projects since the band’s formation a decade ago; Dirty Sound Magnet offers them a musical framework without any boundaries to their creative expression. The band’s DNA can be traced back to the ancestral ‘Golden Age of Rock’ (60s, 70s), but it would be incorrect to think that DSM is…“retro”. The musicians are inspired by contemporary artists and modern production techniques, pushing the boundaries as they see fit.
The results are personal, unique and original. Simply put: the Dirty Sound Magnet experience is a mystical journey back to the future…TRANSGENIC
Transgenic will be released on October 18th, 2019 via Hummus Records.
1.Organic Sacrifice (extended version only available on vinyl and cd)
2.USA LSD BNB HIV
4.Skull Drawing Rose
5.Social Media Girl
7.Social Media Boy
9.The Death Of Beauty
Stavros Dzodzosz (Guitar, Vocals)
Marco Mottolini (Bass)
Maxime Cosandey (Drums)
Up and Coming UK Tour Dates
01.11.19 Glasgow (UK) @ The Barrowland
02.11.19 Edinburgh (UK) @ The Jam House
For more information on Dirty Sound Magnet