Video game deprived and pop culturally challenged, The Great Mundane grew up in a southeastern Michigan home where the TV was made of cardboard boxes, the tree in the backyard was his best friend, and the words “I am bored” were household blasphemy. Aside from occasional piano lessons, he passed time deep in his own imagination and on spontaneous road trips, a.k.a his mother’s famous mystery van rides, which seem to have provoked his current state of restlessness.
Itching to hit the road, The Great Mundane left his hip-hop roots in Michigan to delve into Chicago’s house/techno scene before eventually arriving in the Pacific Northwest. Now based in Portland, Oregon, he takes listeners on a journey exploring the complexities and intricacies of his minimalist and innovative approach to beatmaking. He invents fractured, heady instrumentals laced with lush synthesizer work that navigate the terrain of forward thinking hip-hop and electro-house, all while exhibiting genuine emotion and immense production skills. Each arrangement is sprinkled with friends, found sounds, synthesizers, and samples meticulously programmed to convey what it might feel like to fall in love with a tree, travel through a wormhole, or to never be bored again.
The Great Mundane is booked through Autonomous Music.
A Safe Place (Coming Winter 2011)