Gems / Press

“A promising new instrumental act has popped up in Seattle, and it goes by the name of Gems. Sporting an unconventional setup of two drummers and two synth operators, Gems hit you with heavy grooves and polyrhythmic interplay while Moog-generated liquid-sex bass lines and champagne bubble-leads seduce you to the dance floor. If you need references, think DJ Shadow harvesting the love juices of a Kraftwerk-lubricated ménage à trois between Tangerine Dream, Funkadelic, and Boards of Canada. If you need a genre label, call it Fantasy-Beat.”