Listeners are Android Genius's playthings. He toys with sensory experiences in the same manner mischievous scientists experiment with poor, unsuspecting rodents. Imagine a bright white, pink-eyed PetSmart-purchased mouse donning ear buds traveling in a circular maze. Hypothesis: the mouse will only make it to its destination if Android Genius permits it; otherwise, the experience will induce moderate conniption fits and nervous breakdowns. Pan left and analog plucks momentarily appear only to vanish before the next phrase. Pan right and the theme emerges and carries it along until a trap beat brings it to halt. Terrified, not knowing what to do, it simply gives in and succumbs to the full experience.
Songs of feigned innocence litter mtns, Android Genius's most recent E.P. "King of Hyrule" is a tongue-in-cheek homage to "Wind Waker Farewell Hyrule King" from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker video game. A kind of humor emerges from the track--an announcement that electronic music doesn't have to take itself so seriously. The video game's version creates an ominous mood; Android Genius manufactures head-bobbing gratitude and appreciation for a well-crafted game and a brilliant soundtrack.