There are so many artists reveling in their love of chaos, but few actually possess the mojo to back up their petty symbology. Fear not, because FauxMusica’s Yorba Zergot has enough Eris for the whole damn lot. His music is his personality. Grating, off kilter, humorous and oddly infectious. As he develops as an artist, his madness has been sharpening to a focused point. A laser of lunacy. A divined dementia.
Yorba actually solicited a spot in this installment of Heretic Hymns. He picked Gary Numan, but left the song up to me. When I told him “Me I Disconnect From You,” he sent me a track within ninety minutes. This isn’t a drag remix, mind you – but a full blown cover featuring Yorba’s addled and altered vocals. It’s damn good. Good enough to make one wonder whether Zergot has a Portal, because it is almost unbelievable that this took less than a half an hour to make. Part Shaggs, all Genesis P, Zergot’s take on the Colder Whiter Duke is drenched in irony and bile. It’s idolatry through deicide.
So why Tubeway Army? The answer is evident as soon as its asked. Hammersmith born, Numan trumped the entire British Synth movement by coming out first, and coming out hard. Distant and xenophobic, early Gary Numan was as difficult to pin down as his futuristic sound. FauxMusica sees this as a mirror. It is almost impossible to figure out just how much of Zergot’s warped autobiography is truth and how much is troll. At times he has claimed to have invented pretty much every microgenre that the current indie music scene is plagued with. In Yorba’s sapience he is 42, and it is up to everyone else to provide the Question. With serious coverage in the blogs now (Not for Resale devoted an entire week to him recently) it is hard for Zergot to play Witch House martyr anymore. His music has gained the recognition and understanding that he wore as a badge of honor for the past year or so. His role play is Generic Universal, however, and he is sure to create another scenerio to fit into his twisted concepts of reality.
The enormity of Yorba’s output is as overwhelming and iconoclastic as his online personality. Here is some of his latest work featured on his Soundcloud, one of many vehicles he implements to dispense his discord: