MXLX - ^____^
Who remembers that (bloody excellent) MXLX album on FuckPunk from 2015?
Simply titled ^___^, and consisting of three longform (between 10-18 mins each) pieces that have the longest track titles we've seen, since, well, ever... This LP truly still blows us away every time we listen to it - honestly, it's a masterpiece and we f*cking mean it.
Well, here we are now, 5 years later, and FuckPunk have decided to reissue this record for all those who need a wake up call.
Some of you may say - "hang on? It never sold out in the first place?!" Well, we've been told to pass on this message from FuckPunk to all those who it concerns: 'Shut the fuck up and listen to the record, you whiney sod'.
CHECK THESE WORDS FROM BACK THEN, AND REJOICE ONCE MORE
"The notorious FuckPunk label is back once again, still defying rules of genre-specification.
This time along, they present a hefty, momentous 40min piece, consisting of three tracks by Matt Loveridge aka MXLX, who, amongst other guises, counts for a heap of exceptional and unusual music under names such Fairhorns, Team Brick, and perhaps most famously as part of the band 'Beak'.
Below find some beautifully put words, taken straight from the Tape-Echo website, where you can also look at more images and words from the FuckPunk guys and MXLX himself...
"Awkwardly titled as a happy face made out of characters that do not exist on the typewriter, the titles and surrounding confusion and mystery of this record give further indication that this record is really best listened to, from start to finish, with full attention.
We've all heard this sentence before, and It's easy to say that, as it applies to many, but this record doesn't follow lazy guidelines of conform in any way... MXLX has created a three track piece that goes through many motions -
There is an immense shift in sonics throughout the LP , From the tuneful noise, the black metal-esque splatter right through to the extremely elevating, somewhat hypnotizing, isolated guitar parts that lure the innocent ear into a false sense of security just before the final assault, the relief...
This LP has an abrasive side, proving that MXLX knows how to fuck you up, yet it also shows his mastery of sound and a musicality that doesn't need to rest at mindless noise, it's a symphonic blast on your mind and soul, ready to cleanse your system and wipe out all doubt.
Basically it's a fucking stormer, so tell your neighbours to shut up, turn it up, sit back and watch the smiles unfold.
Read the latest FuckPunk info sheet, with words from Vessel aka APE, commentary from Ossia aka DJ Oa$is, and the ultimate accompanying blurb from MXLX himself, all laid out with various nice type fonts (comic sans, no less) and arranged in quick cut & paste fashion, including MXLX's impromptu press shot (the hand) 'for all the coked-up industry cunts out there'."
Reissued edition of 'really not many mate'
Served in oversized polythene sleeve, housing a (ripped shred of a) foldout colour poster designed by MXLX (on Ms Paint)
** wrapped in reissue alarm tape ** with reissue reassurance note **
Produced by MXLX, mixed by Vessel / Ape and then mastered and cut by Lewis at Stardelta.
These are Hammers in Motion What Obliterate Completely the Morose Walls of our Own Failure, The Tumult of Which More Sonorous Then Any Bastarding Trumpet
To Bollocks with You, Scum-Sodden Malcontent! I Blistered The Path Myself! My House is Upfill, It’s an Airship and it’s Fucking Wicked M8
Magnificent Upfuck for The Most Totally Joyousest Motherfuckinest Sweet Eyes You (hahaha wheee!)