The Waxathon

by Blake Hargreaves

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“Another key piece of Canadian content is The Waxathon by Blake Hargreaves LP (Fluorescent Friends). It ‘s not entirely clear what the artist ‘s name is, but the brunt of this fucker is lovely. The sound goes all over the place, crudely distorting vaguely post-core motion through the use of creaky guitars, spoon-darkened vocals, some kinda goddamn electronic hijinx, and presumed turntable leakage. Sounding like the hand-picked gems from many months of vastly stoned late night jam sessions, the music here really moves around in your head like a little truckload junk, looking for just the right corner in which to take a dump. In ways it has some textural similarities to the Midwest and Northeast U.S.underground space-core- improv scenes, but its flavors are unique and it also features two of my favorite song titles of the month “I beat cops up the rope ladder ” and “I am standing on a fucking mountain.” The story of my life. In song!”
Bull Tongue, Arthur Magazine, Los Angeles USA 2003

“Blake Hargreaves very recently moved to Montréal and has brought with him boxes full of his first vinyl release “The Waxathon”. A solo
multi-instrumentalist, he wields wounded turntable, guitar, microphone and home-made tone generator to chaotic effect. While this is definitely “noise music”, it is full of sudden bursts of joy as well as very pretty moments. This is fresh and exciting! “
Afterhours Magazine, Tokyo Japan 2003


released December 10, 2002


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Blake Hargreaves

Past releases include:

Olde English Spelling Bee (usa)

Not Not Fun (usa)

American Tapes (usa)

AA Records (usa)

Ecstatic Peace! (usa)

Electronic Music Foundation (usa)

Inyrdisk (can)

Galerie Pache (fra)

Bum Tapes (uk)

Spanish Magic (aus)

FNS (es)

Past performances:

All Tomorrow's Parties (uk)

L'Olympia (montreal)

Providence Civic Center (usa)
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