New Chicago four-piece BIG SYN is formulated from members of Conductive Alliance and The New World Ancients. Like those now-defunct groups, BIG SYN aims to explore the outer reaches of our galaxy with exhilarating, anything-goes sonic experimentation.
Blips and bleeps intertwine with vocal loops and pretty synthesizer leads over deep and tight poly-rhythmic grooves. Ranging from contemplative to unruly, the kitchen sink is front and center in this all-encompassing barrage of sound.
Operations was formed by Charles Markowiak and Alisa Rodriguez (Apollo Vermouth) in the spring of 2018 while the duo were playing in the group Sundial Mottos. In Operations the pair split guitar, songwriting, and vocal duties. John Schoneman of slowcore-worship group Haunter was brought on to play drums and Sam Gargulak came in to play bass. Operations have been playing shows in and around Milwaukee since December 2018. Their first album Fog Museum was recorded on Labor Day weekend of 2019 at Jamdek in Chicago, IL and engineered/mixed by Dave Vettraino (The Hecks). The album was mastered by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control).
Record Label: Ruby Yacht
“Milwaukeean beatsmith [Brandon Washington] melts layers of lush, ambient chord voicings and entrancing melodies over detailed, downtempo grooves, pushing the textural mindplay of Tangerine Dream or Windy And Carl through a contemporary experimental hip-hop lens….maintains a nocturnal, moody pulse throughout.”