“There is more to reality than meets a normal eye. A powerful energy yet to be unveiled will emerge. To some of us, this power will be clear, like crystal”. - Uknown Author, in Prophecies from the smoke
As a child, Ghost Wavvves detected the presence of a strange energy in the world, an energy that no one else around him could sense, and felt immediately attracted to it. Back then, he was confused, but over time he started to understand how that entity worked and how he could find it. He was obsessed. Today, locked in his dimly lit room, he uses his self-taught space engineering skills to operate a secret machine stolen from a post-apocalyptic anime world in order to create a unique kind of material, simply named by him as “crystal”. During research, he found out that this bizarre and nameless matter, when mixed with black smoke, releases the energy he has been looking for his entire life.
Roger Plexico is a mysterious character and his exact biography is unknown: his nationality or age are mere guesses, because there is no certainty in any of it.
However, throughout the years, some clues started to enforce the mythos and began to relate him to the world of Man.
In the diggin' universe, extraordinaire stories kept coming up - and the most respected dealers and collectors guarantee their truthness. There are reports of warehouses loaded with the most sought off precious gems and holy grails (that are known to be of the smallest quantity available and that exchange hands by unholy amounts of money) to be in his possession, usually in doubles.
Why did Tati Quebra Barraco and Jay Z go to Paris? NO FUTURE will tell you.
NO FUTURE, Monster Jinx’s newest signee, resides in our dear, old, gritty city of Porto, Portugal.
But Paris is always on his mind. Because his parents live there. But he doesn’t get to visit a lot.
But a few months ago, he got to go there. And he took in not only the mythos of the beautiful city but also the density of the suburbs. While there, he realized how similar Porto and Paris really are.
It’s just that the capital of France has everything more mixed up and in larger, bigger, crazier quantities.
Which gave him the idea to produce what we bring you today… the “EXCUSE MY FRENCH” EP.
He thought to remix whichever songs smelled of familiarity to him and make them into something larger, bigger and crazier. Hell, he had a full month in Paris. So he went all in.
Plethora [pleth-er-uh]: overabundance; excess.
Before being officially affiliated with the Monster Jinx crew and label, young gun Polido released a mini-album, on his own, entitled “Side A”. That work featured almost exclusively sample-based productions and showcased his pendor for experimentation.
Yet, he needed more. He became obsessed with the possibilites. So he dove back into his lab.
For quite some time, he kept himself knee-deep sampling, re-sampling, twisting and bending sounds. He kept his methods, but the array of options fascinated him so much that he had to be forced to stop before his conscience fused with his music.
That’s what Plethora is. It’s Side B of Polido's own mind and willingness to explore further and further with sound. Plethora is the moment when overabundance and chaos are almost, just almost, controlled.