hxw hxw paints landscapes depicting the tortured spectrum of a broken mind, from aggression to indifference to loneliness to anxiety, entirely created using manipulated samples from anime.
Presenting two previously unreleased tracks taken from the Sleepers/Apnoea sessions, in which a musical motif is torn in two directions.
Musique-concrete party crashers hxw hxw round off their ‘narcissus…’ era with a full-length remix album. This LP compiles all previous b-sides alongside several new tracks, including ‘lullaby of the portcullis’, an 8 minute monster comprised only of samples of video game deaths.
In their second full-length split LP, Phirnis and Katarrhaktes collaborate to bring you the unsettling Apnoea; seven sleep-deprived tracks of industrial/ambience which slip between modes of melody, musique concrete, and extreme electronic dissonance.
hxw hxw’s experimental, conceptual debut LP was created only using audio samples gleaned from entertainment media such as film, television, and video games. Appropriating the mythological Narcissus as a metaphor for the vanity of contemporary society, it challenges the onanistic practices of art itself.
After years of silently releasing material without so much as a whisper, the mysterious hxw hxw (romanised from the Ancient Greek, meaning ‘echo echo’) brings us its first single ‘a body of water is a kind of mirror, i suppose’. These two songs have been remixed specifically for this release using elements taken from the upcoming album ‘narcissus stripped bare by his own eyes, even’.
Regular Fwonk* artists Phirnis and Katarrhaktes have colluded to devise this split LP. Resting somewhere between noise and ambience, Sleepers recalls the uncomfortable mode of comfort between the comatose and wakeful states. Fragments of sound play back like phantom memories, washing and repeating upon themselves as waves upon the shores of the mind.