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169 / hxw hxw – narcissus stripped bare by his own eyes, even

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.

hxw hxw is an experimental, conceptual project that takes its name from the Greek nymph Ekho, who could only being able to repeat words spoken to her, her own voice stolen away in a curse.

Created only using audio samples gleaned from entertainment media such as film, television, and video games, narcissus stripped bare by our own eyes, even questions the vanity of a consumerist lifestyle on which we are growing ever more dependant. Appropriating the mythological Narcissus as an extended metaphor for a self-referential escapist society, hxw hxw also challenges the onanistic practices of art itself and its legitimacy in the contemporary world.

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