Every time I log into my old Myspace account (to laugh at who my top friends were back in ’05), my hopes of a nostalgia-gasm are completely shattered when I realise that the site has changed beyond recognition, rendering me completely inept as a user. Grimes went through the exact same emotional roller-coaster recently, but managed to stumble across an absolute goldmine: an EP of her “pre-Geidi [Primes]” material.
She generously shared the precious musical time-capsule with fans through an Instagram post (now deleted) that read:
“located the orig MySpace in case yall have any interest in what pre Geidi primes sounded like lol warning its vvvvvv sketchy.”
The EP features a Grimes before she discovered Apple’s GarageBand and the radio-ready synths that come with it. Be sure to check out the last song (and definite standout): ‘World Brain’ in which a young Grimes expertly crafts a mosaic out of smothered percussion and droning guitars, which she (of course) covers in a deliciously thick blanket of reverb. Oh, and before I forget, check out her actual Myspace account – if you can figure out how to use it.
The EP is streaming in the YouTube video above. Here’s the tracklist:
‘Ham Mer Maid’: 0:00
‘The Crazy Doctor’: 5:20
‘World Brain’: 7:39