Though Ben has been part of Gilligan Moss for a while (he joined after the critically acclaimed release of ‘Ceremonial’, playing alongside Evan on a tour where they supported Glass Animals), ‘What Happened?’ is the first official collection of music that they’re releasing together. That said, it’s not the first time they met. They’ve both been friends for years, meeting back in pre-school in Chicago where they grew up.
The two share a similar venn diagram of music: one that moves from early forays into the likes of Outkast and UGK, through to Radiohead and back out the other end into electronic luminaries Daft Punk, Four Tet, and DJ Koze, with groups like Animal Collective and Caribou somewhere in the middle.
On paper, those selections sound like – and they are – a diverse mix. But they’re also a good representation of the Gilligan Moss sound: a smorgasbord of propulsive club music, experimental pop songwriting, and trippy ambience, all spread across a foundation of electronic music.