JCCG – “Scapes”
João Costa Gonçalves is a bit of a puzzle. The two of us have been emailing back and forth sporadically for well over a year now, and I still don’t know much about him. Instead of offering personal information about himself he just sends me whatever music he’s been working on, and I usually write about it. Right now I know of three projects that he keeps in rotation: Mediafired, Sofa Pits, and JCCG. In keeping with tradition here is a brand new JCCG track that he sent me this week that will be featured on an upcoming cassette that he is putting out on Exo Tapes, his limited-run cassette tape label.
While all of his music could certainly be tagged as experimental, JCCG is easily his most amorphous and it seems to be an outlet for pure sonic expression. If you wander back through his extensive SoundCloud library, you’ll find him tinkering with a variety of sounds. But whether he is noodling around with guitar tones or layering synth textures, he always keeps it gravitating around an ambient nucleus. “Scapes” is no exception with its fuzzy, warbling synths and lightly ticking drum machines. If you could hold a stethoscope up to the chest of a cool, seaside cavern, I imagine that the heartbeat would sound a little something like this.