A man of many names, having previously performed as N0V3L, Crack Cloud and Blanka, Bryce Cloghesy is taking on another project, one that mirrors the political and existential turmoil of our times. Tied to a warped piano, a faded guitar and saxophone, Military Genius departs from being a collaborative-type project to become a solo endeavour, blending rigid composition with free-form noise and producing abstract, meditative representations of real-life experiences. Deep Web, his upcoming debut LP, explores internal conflict beyond sight or sound, a submission to the bliss of pure abandon.

Ahead of his show this Friday, we invited Bryce Cloghesy to tell us more about what best represents Military Genius as a project and musical direction.

Military Genius will perform at Tennis Bar on Friday, 6th March 2020. More info here.

Charles Mingus – Better Git It In Your Soul

A mad rush of inner city blues and chaotic jazz that encapsulates all the emotional highs and lows of life in a metropolis.

Burning Spear – Creation Rebel

Pure sunshine from the early days of Studio One that resonates on the hottest of summer days. It’s an excellent soundtrack for global warming.

Nina Simone – Donʼt You Pay Them No Mind

Nina is a true force of musical talent and political willpower. The orchestral arrangements here bring the high priestessʼ song to its fullest life.

Leonard Cohen – Memories

The Canadian icon is in his darkest state of mind with Phil Spector behind the board. Sadistic and romantic doo-wop gone wrong.

Suicide – Ghost Rider

Transcendent, aggressive music to rattle the cages of society. Dangerous, exciting, still ahead of its time.