A self-taught musician now living in Chicago, Charles Garcia produces sound that expresses a journey and movement, tells a story. It was a time-lapse video of Jupiter from Voyager One that determined his pseudonym as Lapse. To him, it described the patterns that seem to fade in and out of the not only his days, but the entire structure of the universe. Yet, all the while in an elegant chaos. Like his thoughtfully chosen name, Garcia’s music is constantly moving forward in structure along with time, hardly looking back to refrain.
Garcia insists that he is a simple product of the primordial drink just like anyone else. He grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, and used music to absolve his thoughts and racing mind in an otherwise derelict environment. His past, for better or worse, will probably always be there stretching out a bruised haze over his sounds. It’s in such sonic storytelling that we hear the emotional landscape that he has so artfully composed.
He has always been fascinated with human life — its complicated psyche, philosophy, and the mysteries outside of our brilliant world, outside of humanities containment.