UK musician and producer Bon-Psy in the musicto spotlight
Bon-Psy is Gianluca Cardinale, a London-based musician and producer, currently working with Asta Hiroki’s Folded Music imprint. His recent artist submission to our community caught the attention of musicto curator Matt Jenko.
This week in the spotlight, we’re featuring his track “Carte Blanche,” from the 2022 EP Order. We’re not the first to feature this talented musician and producer. His music has already been recognized by BBC1, BBC6 and others. In fact, this track has featured on Spotify's popular editorial playlist Orbit.
Of course, no amount of exposure is ever too much, and curator Matt Jenko—along with the musicto community—couldn’t be happier to feature this talented London-based artist.
In the Spotlight at musicto
For this week’s In the Spotlight feature, musicto curator Matt Jenko’s pick is Bon-Psy’s ''Carte Blanche'', discovered in the electronic artist submissions section of our musicto community social network. A musician himself, Matt shares his thoughts about his sonic experience with Bon-Psy’s Carte Blanche:
Occasionally you end up feeling like you’re not making decisions for yourself. You’re making decisions for the little gremlin in your brain that’s looking for something way different from what you are. Getting permission from that little prick is a lot harder than anything you ever asked your parents for in the past, and I'm including the gnarliest of house parties in that.
You can argue as much as you want, show up with a cost-benefit analysis and a laundry list of upsides, but if it's not what the gremlin wants then I'm afraid it's not happening.
Like all of us though, every so often the gremlin’s asleep on the job, and we can sneak past a few great ideas without them noticing. And when they finally wake up, they’re not even arsed! They exist solely as a gatekeeper, and care very little about anything that makes it through the gate. In fact, it's kind of its whole gig to protect whatever is through the gate, regardless of how it got there — that's how we end up collecting all sorts of dumbshit thoughts and feelings about ourselves (but that’s a wholly different conversation).
Sometimes, we grant ourselves carte blanche to go off and do some real wholesome shit, the kinda stuff that makes us feel Warm Fuzzies (that’s another Bon-Psy track as well, btw — I’m good at this sorta stuff ey). Usually, it just takes a bit of creative thinking to realise what’s going to distract our gremlin long enough to sneak in some well-being.
“Carte Blanche” in the words of Bon-Psy
When Bon-Psy submitted his instrumental track “Carte Blanche” to the musicto community, he included a few words about this instrumental track his 2022 EP Order:
I showed this track to a few people whilst working on it, and one of the responses I received stood out. The individual imagined driving on an empty road at sunset, a beach or coast to their left and forestry to their right with the sunset coating the landscape in a warm orange hue. I called the track ‘Carte Blanche’, reflecting a sense of freedom I felt from this fitting description.
If you’re after wonky rhythms and grooves, and a melodic and experimental sonic experience look no further!