Boomkat Product Review:
The exploratory don behind Discrepant, Gonçalo F. Cardoso is caught in flux between himself and his new alter ego, Prophetas in a worm-holing, dystopian collage of synths, samples, and original , far-flung instrumentation
“Having recently retired from his most prolific monicker Gonzo aka Gonçalo F Cardoso keeps busy and plowing ahead into an ominous 2020 with a new monicker/concept: Prophetas.
Inspired by visionary/paranoid cult figures, gurus with delusions of grandeur, lonely and indiosyncratic figures as symbols of hope/despair for the uncertain times of the new decade. Starting with ideas develloped in the mid 50’s: UFO paranoia, suburbia, lemuria, space race and going all the way to 80’s excess, mall culture, collective consumerism, future memories finalizing laying the ground work for the new fake prophets of the 21st century, in the guise of silicon valley type bosses, Apple, Facebook – the new cults – all filtered through an overused 80’s broken lens. Living and repeating the exact same age of dystopia paranoia as ever, Reveal, Accept, Remember – and Forget.”