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FEX URBIS - Blood & Guts CS

FEX URBIS - Blood & Guts CS

Self-released

$7.00 CAD
The second cassette from London 4-piece FEX URBIS (featuring members of PERMISSION, NO, SATELLITES OF LOVE, FACEL VEGA and more) offers up 6 more tracks of throbbing memento-mori sewer punk that is equal parts corrosive and convulsive, feral and funereal, with all the dynamism of a dog on a leash. 
Named after Kathy Acker's 1984 novel (the lyrics to the cassette occupy the same psychic space as the Masters dissertation on "Criminal Sexualities in Kathy Acker and Gregg Araki" that vocalist Noel Anderson completed at the same time they were composed) and featuring artwork by bassist Simon Marsham inspired by the performances of body artists Danny Devos, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, and Günter Brus. 
Recorded & mixed by Lindsay Alexander Corstorphine during 2017, and mastered by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory. 

"It's 2018 and London's punks are working twelve jobs to live, having a mild stroke every time the landlord comes round, but thankfully Fex Urbis still budgeted sensibly enough to self-release this tape of caustic, brimming punk. Noel's vocals suggest he's less financially savvy, having bought into Iggy Pop's pyramid scheme: caplets of the crushed remains of Darby Crash's powdered trachea mixed with the best uppers Brexit can buy. Sonically this switches between thudding mean muggin' abandon and tweakily smart, unexpected right angles, layering on the single notes in the ominously manic style so beloved in their previous bands (No, Satellites of Love amongst others.) This is the good stuff, think being kidnapped down a darkened alley that even the hell city's most intrepid gentrifiers might fear to tread, only to lead you to the Criminal Sexualities section of the radical bookshop. Playing to the sonogram beat of a tumescent underbelly, it's clear these frequencies cannot be heard by the sclerotic lizards in charge. There is no hope! Turn it up!" - BRYONY BEYNON 

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