Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Artist: Vulgar Fashion
Title: s/t
Format: 10"
Label: Handmade Birds (@)
Rated: *****
This intriguing self-named debut release by Vulgar Fashion is one of the most interesting proposal by dynamic label Handmade Birds, who shed chrism on their amazingly contaminated style, which some lucky listeners already tasted during their somehow quirky live exhibition where frontwoman Kubic Zirconia sings and dances on a mist-shrouded (by a portable artifical smoke machine) stage while she smears herself with fake blood and keyboardist Slush numbly maneuvers (seemingly analog) machines in the dark. The initial "Krystal Liez" could let listener imagine that kind of sexy female vampire, who could easily gain liters of blood and a plenty of juicy necks with no efforts due to her allure, so that they immediately respect expectation which could rise from the reading of the official introduction (according to Handmade Birds, "Vulgar Fashion uncovers what heterosexual men think about when they see sexually provocative advertising and stokes the flames of public panic and profit on paranoia over global contagions, extreme weather events, and food contamination scares, while mining our digital footprints to target us with ads and offers that appeal to our psychological profiles"!), which got invigorated by the plastic prurience of the following "Golden Showers". While "Nite Yacht" hovers around that sound which has been succesfully reprised by so-called witch-house, Miss Zircnoia turns into a sort of bad girl who nurtures the hobby of black art on the rabidly riveting "Pact With The Devil", which precedes "Krystal tearz", the most romantic and nostalgic peak of this release, where some mysterious hints made me thought about some stuff by The Electronic Circus, Visage or Crystal Castles. Promising debut!


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