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Pissing Stars

by Efrim Manuel Menuck

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PISSING STARS is inspired by the brief romance of american television presenter MARY HART and MOHAMMED KHASHOGGI, the son of a saudi arms dealer. i don’t know how long their union endured, but i remember reading about them when i was a desperate teenager – there was something about their pairing that got caught in my head. i was living in a flooded basement with two other lost kids and a litter of feral kittens. we were all unfed. this strange intersection – the televisual blonde and the rich saudi kid with the murderous father; it got stuck in me like a mystery, like an illumination- this vulgar pairing that was also love. these privileged scions of death and self-alienation, but also love. i’ve carried it in me for 3 decades now, this obscure memory, and i return to it often, tracing its edges like a worn talisman. this record is about the dissolution of their relationship, and the way that certain stubborn lights endure. this record was made in dark corners between 2016 and 2017. a very rough pair of years, shot thru with fatigue, depression, despair, and too many cigarettes and too much booze. but also = the giddiness of enervation, and the strange liberation of being emptied – borne aloft and carried by the drift. the world continues its eternal collapsing, fires everywhere and everything drained of meaning. this record was made in various states of unease, with a brittle heart and a clear intent. like running towards a cliff with 2 swinging knives, roaring with an idiot grin. overcome and overjoyed. this record is about the end of love and the beginning of love. this record is about the dissolution of the state, and all of us trapped beneath, and the way that certain stubborn lights endure. – ExMxMx

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released February 2, 2018

Written, played and recorded by ExMxMx at Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango and upstairs from Dino's.

ExMxMx: Richter Wogglebug, Rene, Grendel D.C.2., The Gristleizer, Dual Borg, Mangrove, Maths, SxTxOx, RS-35, Rotating Clock Divider, Sonic XV, SxMxRx, Minitaur, OP-1, Telharmonic, Electric Guitar, Piano, Voice

Ezra Steamtrain Moss Menuck: Vocals (1)
Louise Michel Jackson: Vocals (8)

Mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket

Album artwork by ExMxMx

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Efrim Manuel Menuck Montreal, Québec

hate the industry.
hate all industries.
no more beers.
co-owner of thee mighty "hotel2tango" recording studio.
recorded good and bad bands there.
a loudmouth sometimes.
and can be a moody motherfucker
and a total drag.

stubborn.
worried.
out of step.
ezra's father.
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