The Melbourne, Australia-based composer, producer, pianist, saxophonist, vocalist and visual artist, Cy Gorman started to receive international attention for a remix of London’s Los Charly’s Orchestra that possessed elements of Latin music, G-funk and soul. His forthcoming album Carmen is slated for an March 30 vinyl release and an April 13 digital release through Heard and Felt Records reportedly draws upon the sound that brought the Australian multi-discipline artist attention and expands upon it by adding layers of synth, hard-hitting hip-hop-influenced beats, 8-chip bleeps and bloops and at times a decided jazz influence. And as a result, Gorman and his album Carmen have received praise from the likes of international tastemakers including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Gilles Peterson, Mixmag, Diesler, Beyond Jazz, Los Angeles’ KCRW, Tokyo’s J-WAVE FM and others.  

Album opening track “Cool Change” featuring keyboardist Will Poskitt kind of sounds a bit like what would happen if J. Dilla started experimenting old Nintendo games; in other words the track is comprised of cascading layers of synth and keyboard chords paired with hip-hop influenced beats that give the composition a playful, mischievous funkiness. But much like Kraftwerk and DEVO, the composition is a strange look at the future, but a future predicted from the past.The Melbourne, Australia-based composer, producer, pianist, saxophonist, vocalist and visual artist, Cy Gorman started to receive international attention for a remix of London’s Los Charly’s Orchestra that possessed elements of Latin music, G-funk and soul. His forthcoming album Carmen is slated for an March 30 vinyl release and an April 13 digital release through Heard and Felt Records reportedly draws upon the sound that brought the Australian multi-discipline artist attention and expands upon it by adding layers of synth, hard-hitting hip-hop-influenced beats, 8-chip bleeps and bloops and at times a decided jazz influence. And as a result, Gorman and his album Carmen have received praise from the likes of international tastemakers including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Gilles Peterson, Mixmag, Diesler, Beyond Jazz, Los Angeles’ KCRW, Tokyo’s J-WAVE FM and others.  Album opening track “Cool Change” featuring keyboardist Will Poskitt kind of sounds a bit like what would happen if J. Dilla started experimenting old Nintendo games; in other words the track is comprised of cascading layers of synth and keyboard chords paired with hip-hop influenced beats that give the composition a playful, mischievous funkiness. But much like Kraftwerk and DEVO, the composition is a strange look at the future, but a future predicted from the past.