"Mycelium is the name given to the set of hyphae of multicellular fungi such as mushrooms. These hyphae expand and connect underground creating a network with all plant species allowing communication between the beings of the habitat for their development.
In Mycelium Network, Tha_Guts walks towards its ecosystem of origin, allowing our imagination to enter into a solitary dance in search of new possibilities of contact and connection networks that strengthen the dialogue between the inhabitants and their environment. In this organic/synthetic landscape, in search of oxygen and delirium, tender and spongy textures surround our trunk that pierce the pores of our skin, seeking the aesthetic mimicry that makes the work an integral part of the medium itself.
In the exchange of narratives on the album, the artist invites us to dance in his own time, presenting an environment in which sounds exist with the purpose of fulfilling a macrostructural function in the development of the whole. Showing that, in order to exist in a group and to remain, we need to expand the current configuration to an adjacent communication model, in which each one aware of their existence can offer ideas and nutrients to the next.
The universe is - and always will be - fickle and volatile. In this tangible body that we wear in the Now, we feel insecure in the face of the immateriality of time and the oscillation of atoms. Thus, amidst the noise and delicate ambiences that guide the work, we walk lost among the clouds in a dream without a script and without an outcome. Walking aimlessly is sometimes necessary and pleasurable. If electronic music has always been aerial and liquid, Mycelium Network emerges from behind new limits with a certain anthropophagic controversy, remembering that dance is not the art of creating empty gestures."
by Bruna Regina Pietta Abrao
We have had the pleasure of doing the interview and this has been the result.
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?
My beginnings in music were very timid, as it took me almost a year to play live songs that had already been released on my first album. But my focus was always to present myself as a live set artist and that my tracks in the studio could go in that same direction, but also offer a sound experience that isn’t restricted to the dancefloor.
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
Currently I have worked on faster sound with breakbeats, mainly to add dynamics to my live set. I imagine they will be tracks on a new album for next year.
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?
I think that whoever listens to me likes to be surprised when they hear music. At least that's the feeling and the feedback I get from the public that communicates with me, whether virtually or in person.
Has that sound changed a lot in recent years? What is your musical criteria?
I wouldn't say it has changed, but I see that my music has gone through a process of finding itself conceptually. So, currently I feel greater accomplishment with the results and processes between composing, mixing, mastering and realeasing.
Do you feel safe now to play a more experimental sound?
I think so. It happens that sometimes whoever listens to me defines what I do as experimental work, and I don't know if I fully agree with that. Experimental compared to which artist? That said, there will always be room for experimentation in my music.
Can you tell us what your present and future projects are?
In addition to promoting my new album, Mycelium Network, by the end of the year I should launch a new project with my record partner A. Cittolin.
Para escuchar el lanzamiento, visita el link abajo:
Tha_Guts - Mycelium Network