credit: Autumn Andel
Founded in 2014, Gross Net is the project of Belfast-based artist Philip Quinn, guitarist of the now defunct Girls Names. A departure from the techno-driven sound of 2015's 'Quantitative Easing,' new album 'Gross Net Means Gross Net' bridges dark electronics, avant garde experimentation, and black humor.
The album title is based on a remark made by British Prime Minister Theresa May "Brexit Means Brexit," and 'Gross Net is Gross Net' is just that – whatever Quinn sanctions the project to be. What it is is truly unique. Shaken by the political upheavals in the US and UK since 2016, the refugee crisis, and the consequences of present-day capitalism, Quinn mined internal feelings of mental anguish and slowly pieced the album together starting with acoustic guitar sketches that would evolve into the carefully crafted compositions that comprise 'Gross Net Means Gross Net.'
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