I don't know if I can get to you
Don't know if I'll be back (if I'll be back)
I don't know how to be alone
I'm always looking at the phone"
1000 gecs is the debut album by experimental music duo 100 gecs, composed of Dylan Brady and Laura Les (aka Osno1). Self-produced and released through Brady's Dog Show Records, the album reached notoriety troughout the internet thanks to its tongue-in-cheek lyrics (balanced with melancholic ones), its extremely glitchy and saturated sound, with vocals drenched in autotune, and the mix of 2000s music genres, ranging from brostep and nightcore to emo rock, bubblegum bass and even third wave ska. It must be heard to be believed.
- "745 sticky"
- "money machine"
- "800db cloud"
- "I Need Help Immediately"
- "stupid horse"
- "hand crushed by a mallet"
- "gec 2 Ü"
1000 gecs contains examples of:
- all lowercase letters: All titles are rendered this way, except for "I Need Help Immediately", "xXXi_wud_nvrstøp_ÜXXx", and "gec 2 Ü".
- Auto-Tune: Used shamelessly and extensively throughout the album, though considering the highly sporadic, glitchy sound of everything else, you might be forgiven for not even noticing it.
- Boastful Rap: "745 sticky", "money machine" and "hand crushed by a mallet"
- Genre Mashup: As described below, the duo's style is a mishmash of different popular genres from the 2000s and 2010s.
- Genre Roulette: The album mixes influences from hip-hop, trap, rap, dubstep, brostep, nightcore, third-wave ska, electronica, bubblegum bass, drum and bass, noise, metal, emo rap, emo rock, glitch, crunkcore and sound collage.
- Longest Song Goes Last: "gec 2 Ü" is the last track which is about 3 minutes long compared to the 1-2 minute running time of the other tracks.
- Lyrical Dissonance: the contrast between the angsty teenage drama lyrics and the bass-boosted, dirty soundscapes in songs like "gec 2 Ü" or "800db cloud" is striking. "ringtone" is also dissonant on account of its cutesy sound and increasingly disturbing lyrics.
- Minimalistic Cover Art: The album cover depicts Dylan and Laura facing a tree and "1000 gec"[sic] crudely written in the bottom-right corner.
- Money Song: "money machine".
- Obsession Song: "ringtone". It follows Laura as she sings about customizing the ringtone of her phone for a special person, who doesn't even know she likes them.
- One-Word Title: "ringtone" and "gecgecgec".
- Sensory Abuse: The bass lines in "800db cloud" and "gec 2 Ü" reaches earrape levels. It's especially violent in the latter, as it descends further and further into a bass-boosted hell during the last forty seconds.
- Stylistic Suck: Apart from the autotune overload, the lyrics invoke clichés of teenage life and emo rock from the early 2000s.
- Surprisingly Gentle Song:
- Relatively speaking, "ringtone" is significantly less aggressive and much more light and dainty in sound compared to the rest of the album.
- The first half of "gecgecgec" is an assorted collage of instrumental loops that notably avoid being cacophonous, and the second half of it also features a notably softer and ballad-like version of their harsh sound.
- Word Salad Lyrics: All lyrics in the album jump wildly between tone and almost elude meaning. Among the most notable is the spoken-word intro to "money machine", which reads like a deranged shitpost copypasta."Hey you lil' piss baby, you think you're so fucking cool? Huh? You think you're so fucking tough? You talk a lotta big game for someone with such a small truck! Aw, look at those arms, your arms look so fucking cute, they look like lil' cigarettes, I bet I could smoke you, I could roast you, and then you'd love it and you'd text me "I love you" and then I'd fucking ghost you!"