“Apoc’s music sounds like the last 30 years of hip hop and electronic music happening all at once.” – San Diego City Beat
My new album, Boredom Springs Anew, is about rebirth and redemption, both sonically and lyrically. It’s a chronicle of my ongoing battle with boredom, in all of it’s varied manifestations. I’ve been calling the music on this album post-hip hop, as it feels too alive to still be considered part of a dying culture. From the beginning, Earmint and I were adamant that we weren’t setting out to make another hip hop record, although we allowed that some hip hop songs might be created in the process. An amalgamation of a variety of influences, the album bounces from boom-bap to post-punk to IDM to dreamy synth-pop, sometimes within the span of a single track. In the process of creating these songs I’ve been able to reclaim my passion for music, art and life. Earmint and I are both really proud of the songs collected here and hope that they can help to ease some of your modern malaise, even if only for a few fleeting moments.