Gabe Preston of GPS | photo by Skylar Jenkins | courtesy of the artist
Philly’s GPS and Matrimonious capture the energy of the city’s highways on “I-76”
Martronimous, who recently released a short film on their own, brings a key component to the track in his trumpet playing that contributes to the rush of “I-76” that keeps listeners on their toes. Short trumpet riffs resemble car horns and lead into Preston’s smooth saxophone break, met by sparkling piano sequences to create a shifting, unified energy throughout the track that resembles the experience of driving on I-76 with pauses and sudden rushes of movement.
Preston spoke about the track in a description on Bandcamp:
“This was a groove jam I put together months before the pandemic started, and it basically describes how I feel about the major roads of Philly. Some days, they’re pleasant, but other days, they’re chaotic and just the worst roads to be on. Just the traffic alone is enough to want to turn drivers away sometimes!”
Listen to “I-76” here.