Gnozo approaches social issues from a satirical angle on lines of drum’n’bass, IDM, rap, and 8 bit rebetiko.
How to classify him: a bastard son of Mike Patton & Philippe Katerine? A troublemaker of Pop music, Gnozo is a post-modern project bordering on Hyperpop, bringing a tremendous variety of musical influences into his productions, confronting popular and serious genres into an explosive mix.
Gnozo talks about the things of everyday life: USB flashdrives, feedback loops, bureaucracy, Neanderthals, dee-jays, consciousness meta-transfer, lactose… Romantic songs, cosmic rap, sharp rhythms, handmade arpeggios and saturated melodies, Gnozo speaks to your body as much as to your brain.
Artist and musician, Benjamin Efrati is a founding member of the Miracle collective. In 2019, with The Gnozo Show, monthly web-series, he develops in the form of a talk show the Gnozo philosophy: Gnozophy. He lives in Ardèche.
-8/05 : w/ VRX, live on P-Node radio
-7/05 : live on Boiler Merde
-30/01 : Institut Français, Budapest (Hongrie)
-27/11 : Høgni, Viborg (Danemark)
-22/11 : Café de Paris, Paris
-30/10 : Galerie Gauche, Beaux-Arts de Paris
-06/07 : Akwaba, Avignon
-08/06 : Villette Sonique, Paris
-31/05 : XI Box, Lille
-24/05 : La Tendresse, Montpellier
-04/05 : Aurora, Budapest (Hongrie)
-29/03 : Maison Populaire, Montreuil
Under the name Gnozo : Fossil Songs, Benjamin Efrati develops a philosophical discotheque mixing elements of Dark Wave, Psychedelic, Pop Techno, and Hip Hop.
A critical ritual, inviting the audience to think about the meaning of the songs, Fossil Songs is a hyper-immersive set about a mystical post-apocalyptical cult. Gnozo produces songs to dance to, based on nervous space music with elements of ambiant and oriental genres, like the emblematic electric saz used on some of the songs. The songs themselves tend to defy the rules of logic, grammar and common sense, and draw the audience into a psychedelic experience.
Under the name Fossil Songs, his first album in preparation, Gnozo talks about Neanderthals, Artificial Intelligence, death, science-fiction, lactose, dino-human mutants falling in love with meteor princesses, criticizes bureaucracy, and also all the good times ahead. Gnozo uses humor as a philosophical weapon, and awakens people’s critical consciousness.
Diego Verastegui‘s animated VJing accompanies him by illustrating the mood and sometimes the themes of each song, adding one more dimension to the immersive nature of the performance.