Mechanimal

Crux

Cat.No: INN185L, INN185D, INN185 Release Date: 27.01.2020 /
©2020 Inner Ear Records

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A survival guide in the age of regularity by listening to electronic music.

“Crux” is an in-depth exploration of the past, present, and (possible) future of everyday life with the aim of personal awakening. It focuses on an idea that can account for the melding of seemingly incompatible musical worlds and theories with respect to the mechanisms of each one of them. It could easily be described as the absolute “crossover” album of Mechanimal, or simply the one where the ideas and obsessions of its members meet at the heart of the mechanical animal.

“Crux” is the Mechanimal manifesto. It consists of electronic music, spoken word, cut-up images and videos, deconstructed slogans, ideas and actions. A multidimensional collage inspired by the harsh reality, or otherwise the violent regularity that is “enforced” (by the new music industry to home entertainment and by “fake news” to climate change), and at the same time criticized.

Believing that everything is political and that we are all guilty of what is happening, Mechanimal, without limitation, use a fragmented sound palette to describe ten stories of reality deconstructed. From the death-trap of “Ghetto Level” and the raw industrial resonances of “Easy Dead” and “Scavengers” and from the pagan techno of “Razor Tube” and “Vanquish” to the feverish post-punk of “Red Mirror”, Mechanimal want, not only to escape the inherent limitations of each genre, but also to break down the barriers that do not allow all genres to become one.

“Crux” recording sessions began in January 2019 and ended in August at the band’s own studio. This album hosts guest musicians: Jimmy Polioudis (guitars on “Sharon” and “Easy Dead”), Henrik Meierkord (cello on “Scavengers” and “La Poverina Delle Ossa”), Vasiliki Mazaraki (violin on “Scavengers” and “La Poverina Delle Ossa”) and George Theofanidis (guitars in “Red Mirror”).

 

Mechanimal:

Freddie Faulkenberry: Vocals

Giannis Papaioannou: Electronics & production

Antonis Charalambidis: Drums on stage

Angelica Vrettou: Album cover & art direction

 

Out on LP, CD and digital album via Inner Ear.

  1. 01

    GHETTO LEVEL

  2. 02

    SHARON

  3. 03

    STOLEN FLESH

  4. 04

    EASY DEAD (CD/DIGITAL ONLY)

  5. 05

    SCAVENGERS

  6. 06

    RAZOR TUBE

  7. 07

    RED MIRROR (CD/DIGITAL ONLY)

  8. 08

    HOSPITAL OF THE STORM

  9. 09

    VANQUISH

  10. 10

    LA POVERINA DELLE OSSA

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