100 gecs’ new album, 1000 gecs and the Tree of Clues, is a remixed version of their 2019 breakthrough 1000 gecs. As is the case for anything to do with 100 gecs, the album is – how shall we put this – an acquired taste. It’s garish, even by their usual standards, full of hyper AutoTuned vocals, EuroTrance synths, brostep drops, and more. But if you’re already on board with 100 gecs and their total disinterest in ‘good taste’, you’ll find some great tracks here that stretch the musical imagination. The album also adds some context to the wider online scene that 100 gecs emerged out of, featuring a few of the duo’s contemporaries (such as Charli XCX, Dorian Electra, and PC Music’s A. G. Cook and Danny L Harle) while also making explicit links to hip hop (experimental rappers Rico Nasty and Injury Reserve), and the older pop-punk that influenced them (Fall Out Boy).
Elsewhere this week, Mike Skinner revives The Streets with a collaborative mixtape, a posthumous Juice WRLD album arrives, and Galcher Lustwerk shares a companion EP to last year’s Information. Take a listen below.