On the Exponential Records website, Ernest Gonzales tells us that growing up in Texas as the only child of an electrician and a Home Depot customer service rep, he spent his childhood hooked on video games,
drawing trees, making bows and arrows and watching too much MTV. Whilst he was in school, he used extra scholarship money to buy his first drum machine, and since then has been developing his talents creating electronic music.
Ernest Gonzales already has eight releases under his belt andI must confess I have never actually heard any of them. His ninth release is a seven-track EP entitled “Self Awakening.” I was slightly worried when the disc began, because the first track, ‘Self Awakening,’ wasn't anything more than "mildly interesting". Clean guitar picks out a simple melody with a steady programmed beat and a plodding bass line. The song fails to reach any crescendos and additional melodic lines aren't introduced after the first minute. It’s a pleasant enough song, but just not very engaging.