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Auckland's Bulk Bogan Unleash Debut Collection 'Flex'

Auckland's Bulk Bogan Unleash Debut Collection 'Flex'

Tuesday 14th August, 2018 3:10PM

Auckland-based power-violence / fastcore duo Bulk Bogan put a stranglehold on your senses with the pummelling tag-team assault that is their debut seven track Flex EP. The brain-belting drums / guitar / vox sonics of Mark Hill (Hooked On Christ, Property Damage) and Fluffy (full disclosure: also editorial assistant for this very website) confront listeners with the riddle of 'Why exist when you can live?' instruct them to 'Slave all day, sleep all night', jump in the ring with the 'Living Contradiction' (initially released via German label knochentapes) and more. Fluffy lifted the lid on the duo's muscular collection...

"Bulk Bogan was born from an overwhelming thirst for musical juxtaposition - the sharp, stark contrast between steamrolling, locomotive blast beats and snail-paced, sludge-drenched breakdown sections; between clean, lightly picked jazz arpeggios and fuzzed out post-metal dynamic shifts.

Being a chronic over-conceptualiser of music, usually to the extent of hamstringing the majority of my musical output, to be able to tap into unbridled creative furor with as little pretension as possible was incredibly liberating. The creative ecstasy of ripping into a meditative, tremolo-picked aural explosion with Mark’s zero-bollocks swagger broke down and continues to break down a collection of barriers in both my creative and personal life. My hope that this immense catharsis can be felt and shared through the listener’s speakers.

Bulk Bogan is half human, half machine; human in the frustration of the lyrical content and the sporadic, compositionally-imperfect reflection of the chaos of modern life and machine in the deadly accurate command of our towering cacophony and in the assistance of technology to construct the spiralling sonic Godzilla which is Bulk Bogan.”


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