Mr. Antonym is the moniker I have used to brand my solo electronic music output.
After more than fifteen years of not producing any significant new musical output, I happened to find myself stuck at home during what should have been a perfectly reasonable Christmas vacation.
It was the Omicron variant of COVID-19 that did it. It was a mild infection, but my vacation was ruined, since I had to quarantine myself at home.
Rather than let it go to waste, I took the opportunity to produce a brand new Mr. Antonym EP, The Necronomicron Variations. Three songs, made over the course of three days. I took about an additional week to make improvements, take care of details, and do the final mixing and mastering, and it was officially released on January 1, 2022. Available now from all your favorite music streaming services.
Since the late 1990s, one of my hobbies has been making electronic music.
My first solo album, available here for free download, represents some of the output of that hobby.
Mr. Antonym is a record we tried to release in 2006, but rescheduled at the opportunity to release a well-known artist that never fully materialized. We then promptly imploded for the first time.
The long and short: We were dumb to let this great collection of industrialized hip-hop beats crushing over sci-fi atmospherics and mangled synthesis go unheard. Our bad. It’s still dope AF after 10 years in the vault.
– Randy Garcia