Candy Coated Candy is a soundtrack for a film that doesn’t exist, but a world that almost does. Think of it as a sci-fi concept album about the convergence of politics and psychopharmacology. For a work of implicit cultural critique, it's wicked danceable. Black Mirror + Joe Walsh + trip hop + plunderphonics = Part Time Genius
"Candy Coated Candy is a mostly instrumental trip-hop/ alt pop experience that wooed me to my sci-fi writing core. It has a duality where it can paint bright and beautiful fantasy but also travel deep into dark voids....This album houses a far reaching and in depth narrative. It conveys moods, conflicts and atmospheres. I highly recommend listening to it in its entirety in the order it is presented. Their ability to tell a story with so few words puts their composing skills on a level that almost compares to classical musical movements. You will go on a proper journey listening to this album from beginning to end I found the overall message to be hopeful and cautiously optimistic...When it comes to mixing I think Part Time Genius is a more than appropriate name for the project. It is quite brilliant, but not just done well, done with playfulness and curiosity. The album tickles and pokes at your senses.....This is an album for the daydreamers and skeptics alike. It's a good one to chew on, to work to, to create with. Again there's that duality of light. You can kick back and listen or you can stand up and get to work. It's sort of a "choose your intergalactic adventure" body of work and I think it's awesome. Give it a listen if you want to get our of your own head or universe." -- Divide and Conquer Music, July 2019
"Holy shit! This is astonishing, truly beyond tidy categorization—a missive sent via catapult from a parallel dimension where sonic intuition defies gravity (as I thought I once understood it). Handstands, hammer jams, and unmitigated admiration. Tender and tough." --- Poet Kyle
"Like vaporwave on meth." -- Bad Brian
Featured Album, Waterloo Records, Austin, TX, May 2019
released April 22, 2019
All songs written and performed by R Lewis, with vocals by Monti. They are Part Time Genius, an alternative/electronic project in Austin, Texas.