MYSTYC IS THE UNION OF TWO SINGER-SONGWRITERS FORMULATED OVER THE SUMMER OF 2016; THAT JANUARY, KATE "ANNIE" GAFFNEY TRAVELLED TO THE CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE WHERE SHE MET VII MARQUIS. HE HAD RECENTLY MOVED THERE TO START A SHORT-LIVED PROJECT, IN THE WAKE OF THAT; ANNIE & VII HAD ALREADY STARTED HELPING EACH OTHER FINALIZE & FLESH OUT EACH OTHERS SONGS. AFTER FINISHING THE FINAL JJJ RECORD TOGETHER THAT SPRING, THEY REALIZED THEY BOTH HAD DIFFERENT KEY COMPONENTS TO CREATING MUSIC & THE SONG WRITING PROCESS THAT COULD WORK TOGETHER TO COMPOSE SOMETHING TRULY BEAUTIFUL & UNIQUE.
SO BEGAN MYSTYC - A FULL-FLEDGED DIVE DIRECTLY INTO THE MECHANICAL HEART OF THE DIGITAL SPECTRUM. ELECTRO POP & PSYCHEDELIC EXPERIMENTALISM FLIRT TOGETHER SO FINELY AS STAGGERINGLY STATIC & THUMPING SYNTH SETS THE STAGE FOR A THROBBING, FUNKY & CHUNKY BASS LINE THAT IS ACCENTUATED BY PUNCHY & POWERFUL INDUSTRIAL & OLD-SCHOOL BLUES-INSPIRED GUITAR LEADS. THIS IS OUR DAYDREAM FOR THE NIGHTLIFE SCENE. WE POUR EVERY OUNCE OF LOVE WE HAVE INTO EVERY BEAT OF THESE SYNCOPATED MELODIC PATTERNS WE HAVE PREPARED. WE'RE ABOUT BLENDING A LOVE FOR THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE!
AND THROUGH THAT LOVE AND BOND WE HAVE BEGUN A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, GROWTH, CHANGE & MOST OF ALL, HOPE. HOPE THAT OUR SOUNDS & MESSAGE CAN HELP BRING TOGETHER THE SCHISMS OF MANKIND OVER A SHARED LOVE. OR AT THE VERY LEAST, INSPIRE YOU TO CREATE ART OF YOUR OWN!
Annie is an ambitious day-dreamer who longs for a career within the creative realm of music. She is a classically trained pianist but can assist with other instruments such as bass, wistful vocals and drums. She primarily aids MYSTYC with their professional development and piano compositions.
Annie realizes the importance of keeping her day-dream as well as funding it. Currently, she works in construction as a steamfitter and assistant project manager. Though, this is a respectable career and one Annie appreciates very much, it is not her dream.
In her very limited free time, Annie enjoys entertaining existential thoughts on different historical situations. Primarily, those involving social history. She is open to new ideas on extraterrestrial life and the relevance of astrology and astronomy on historical events. Annie earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Marywood University.
SOUND & VISUAL ART DESIGNER
THE FACELESS CREATOR