Photo by Adriaan Cruywagen, edited by Gary Peacock.
Today sees the official release of the debut EP by THE LECTRIC MONKS. The EP, entitled 'THE SIX', comes after the release of their first single from the EP, ‘New Man’ earlier this year.
The EP has been in development by the band over the course of the last two years, meticulously thinking through all the pre-production work until they believed that the essence of the music was captured. The EP was recorded at Audio Culture in December 2017 with Jaco Naudè, with the band, Gary Peacock and Francois van der Merwe at the realm of production.
“SPACE is experienced in 4D and that is what we strive to create in our music, space and time, creating new soundscapes through different perspectives and moments. The Lectric Monks’ sound is alien, and yet still strangely familiar. We used our collected tastes in music to compile an EP so that any- and everyone can go on a cosmic adventure and get their boogie on!”
THE LECTRIC MONKS are always challenging themselves to constantly find new inspiration. Their original material lent towards Folk-Blues, after which they were absorbed by Rootsy-tootsy Rock ’n Roll. The New EP still acknowledges their old roots for existing fans but also explores the world of funk and psychedelic surf.
They chose the title ‘THE SIX’ for the new EP for various reasons: 6 is a cosmic number, it’s the number of Gaia (Mother Earth) and also is considered the most harmonious of all single-digit numbers. 6 Monks, 6 Tracks. 6 = 1+2+3 Quick Math! One concept… many meanings. With their debut EP being an energetic dose of multiple genres and themes, THE MONKS don’t conform to anything in particular but believe anything is possible, as long as it is about the ‘Gruuv’, always and infinitely.
THE SIX Track Listing:
- New Man
- City Light (feat. Femi Koya)
- Groove Song
- Gotta Go
“The Six, is an exciting adventure, for the young and the old, It's a journey through the possibilities of soundscapes. Fans can look forward to a look into the alternate realities we live in. We worked super hard at telling our stories about our experiences, with positive, groovy musical compositions.”