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Tamaki Makaurau Duo Bulk Bogan Drop Sludgy Single 'Minotaur'

02 June 2020 - 0 Comments

The sonics on Minotaur (the first single and opening track from Bulk Bogan's sophomore slam selection Suplex) summon up visions of it's namesake - subterranean sub-bass rumbles moving air and shaking Earth, accented by torturous lamentations laden with labyrinthian reverberations. The lyrics however, speak from the perspective Theseus, the human slayer of the Bull of Crete, who triumphed over the unnatural abomination with the assistance of Ariadne and a ball of navigation-assisting wool. This metaphor was extended (quite some way) to describe a collection of experiences that guitarist / vocalist Fluffy Von Fluffz experienced when grappling with toxic masculinity in a labouring workplace while freelancing in the throes of late capitalism and and "living the dream". They share their thoughts on the bad vibes which was the genesis of 'Minotaur':

"I was working some unforgiving hours in an unforgiving field for an unforgiving number of days in a row during busy season and I noticed myself clashing with one particular individual more then seemed situationally standard. I always thought of them as "bull headed" and thus associated them with being a minotaur and envisioned myself as Theseus, driving a sword down their proverbial throat. Thankfully, in the long time it took for this song to be written, recorded and released, this person seems to have found their own ball of thread and escaped the labyrinth of negativity which was holding them captive for some time. Perhaps you too can find some catharsis during these troubled times in this reinterpreted underdog rising tale. Perhaps you can sit in front of some loud as speakers while it's playing and feel at ease with feeling uneasy."

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