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Claus Muzak - 'V​-​Series' (SQL012)

by Claus Muzak

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'V-Series' (SQL012)
Portland-based artist Claus Muzak

"Composed as a willful response to a sudden rash of panic attacks, the V-Series EP was written during many short sessions, some lasting mere minutes. Most of the initial work was done in the briefest bursts, small moments stolen from palpitations and breathlessness.

Muzak's signature hopeful, redemptive melodies are noticeably absent in this work. Instead, the tracks tend to dwell on a single note, perhaps a chord, with very little movement, and often without resolution. The pounding kicks issue a violence inspired by the frustration of bodily malfunction; the wavering notes are the plaintive gasps of drowning in air.

During production the national news brought yet more revelations about the US military's testing of chemical weapons on its own troops. For years the US manufactured literally tons of chemicals for warfare. In the end, these were destroyed or simply buried at sea. A particularly potent nerve agent was VX gas, part of what was called the V-Series. If deployed in battle, the gas would paralyze its victims' diaphragms; those exposed would be drowning in air."


released July 10, 2015

Artwork by Jeff Everett & Josh Mace
Mastered by Claus Muzak
PR by Josh Mace, Jeff Everett, Marko Chavez


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