Gross Net

Gross Net Means Gross Net

Felte

Released: 30th August 2019

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Founded in 2014, Gross Net is the project of Belfast-based artist Philip Quinn, guitarist of the now defunct Girls Names. A departure from the techno-driven sound of 2015's 'Quantitative Easing,' 'Gross Net Means Gross Net' bridges dark electronics, avant garde experimentation, and black humor. The album title is based on a remark made by British Prime Minister Theresa May "Brexit Means Brexit," and 'Gross Net Means Gross Net' is just that - whatever Quinn sanctions the project to be. What it is is truly unique. Shaken by the political upheavals in the US and UK in 2016, the refugee crisis, and the consequences of present-day capitalism, Quinn mined internal feelings of mental anguish and slowly pieced the album together starting with acoustic guitar sketches
that would evolve into the carefully crafted compositions that comprise 'Gross Net Means Gross Net.' Throughout the album, melodies
of rapture and unease duel, creating a dizzying anxiety ala the minimal electronic doom of Coil and Bish Bosch-era Scott Walker. The
ethereal "Gentrification" alludes to the orchestral ambience of Popol Vuh, eventually entering unexpected pop territory with the arrival
of a palpitating beat and Quinn's delicate croon. "Of Late Capitalism" demonstrates Quinn's range of instrumentation with combat-ready
percussion and ominous textures wielded from both synths and guitars. The equally gorgeous and unsettling "Dust to Dust," with its
melancholic beauty, builds to a dramatic conclusion that marks the album's cinematic climax.