Not much is known about the mysterious Magna. All we’ve got is that he lives in Philly. Outside of that, zilch, nada, nothing. No DOB, no picture, no live shows, and nothing on his SoundCloud other than a release nine months ago. That being said, his first official EP release, the four-track Geisha, happens to be bloody brilliant, and it’s available for free download exclusively on LessThan3.
Geisha explodes into action with Nobody Else, setting the tone immediately with a rowdy, turbo-charged barrage of complextro goodness. Up next, the bass-heavy, acid-tinged GATT is a raw, gritty tune that has a gnarly Dog Blood vibe going on, which is never a bad thing. The title track is a throbbing, relentless onslaught of pulsing synths that should definitely get airplay in the club scene. Closing things out is Valley, a melodic, ethereal hybrid of glitch-hop and breaks that is unique, refreshing, and a great way to end off the EP. For someone so new to the game, the self-described “Post-Ironic Neo-Ravepunk” man sure shows off an incredible amount of skill and maturity–big things are on the horizon. Download the Geisha EP for free here.