Art Fuck & Death Shit formed in Leeds (UK) in 2007. The permanently masked duo crafted this EP from audio loops, electronic beats, banjos, trumpets and a serious ear for the strange and melodic. Circulated amongst friends and fans only, this is the first and only(?) release of the band.
Notes from the band:
“Driving Home For The Hurricane" is the product of an experimental approach to writing, a metal bin full of gravel, an orchestra of hair dryers and too much time listening to The Carpenters "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft".
“Lewis, Bring Me Civilization" laments the innocence of the past, with more than a nod towards Technological Philosopher Lewis Mumford. A whispered warning over industrial beats that was born whilst both writers were out of the room.
“There Is Only One Way To Go …And That’s Ahead" sets a vinyl recording of "The Little Engine That Could" by Laura Olsher to plucked Banjo and wayward trumpet burps before coming off the rails and careering into "I Don’t Know What You See In Me" a collaboration with Leeds Folk legend David Broad. Distorted casios wheeze through a familiar tale of mounting anxiety and paranoia.
“The Myth Of Sisyphus (The Reprise)" offers some salvation as an attempted summary of Camus’ theory of The Absurd into a Round of Rolling Rocks (Raise a glass!) whilst revisiting the reverse Banjo melody of the first song.
released October 13, 2011
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