Darkwave/Industrial Act, VEXILLARY Turns Therapy Into ‘Full Frontal Lunacy’

After a string of singles and EPs, darkwave-industrial act, VEXILLARY has unveiled their first full-length album, Full Frontal Lunacy.

A long winter, the Covid-19 pandemic and an endless lockdown provided the perfect backdrop for a sonic self-portrait documenting one’s brush with madness.

After the conceptual, SurViolence EP, VEXILLARY wanted to create a personal record as a form of therapy to examine the darkest parts of his own psyche. The resulting eight tracks that shape the record document the demise of a protagonist from flirting with madness and burnout, all the way to the point of total nervous breakdown and mania.

The record ends on a beautiful note with “Exit the Void”. Does the track suggest a new beginning, or is it a celebration of a cruel end? Either way, there is way more than meets the mind in the twisted world of Full Frontal Lunacy.

Full Frontal Lunacy is available on limited edition cassette and digital formats

VEXILLARY is the brainchild of the New York-based producer Reza Seirafi. His diverse work is seeded with a singular undercurrent of gloom and shaped by his unique scientific approach to production. As a chemist and perfumer, Reza was fascinated by the secret bonds between unrelated chemical ingredients that create well-balanced, other-worldly scents.

Reza’s music making process follows the same philosophy, as he magically blends unrelated musical parts to create his own brand of decadent Industrial and techno music. On his production style, Reza has noted “key changes and odd chords are all over my stuff, connecting seamlessly where they shouldn’t. There’s some magic to it that can’t be explained.”

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Alex Zander resides in Chicago, IL and is the founder and publisher of MK ULTRA Magazine, established 1995. He can also be heard on the MKULTRASOUND PodCast www.soundcloud.com/mkultrasoundpodcast

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