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In Retrospect: Cthulhu_Complex

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Hey, everyone. Expy here.
According to the memory on my Facebook page, tomorrow is the one year anniversary of my mixtape “Cthulhu_Complex”. This is the project that really proved i have something to say. I feel like i finally opened up on this project, even though i had done sadder tracks in the past, it was always pretty vague in nature. Even songs like “Medicine” (one of my more praised tracks) were riddled with metaphors and never really let you experience exactly what i’m talking about.
Alright, to refrain from rambling too much, i’m going to take this track by track and give some explanation as to what i was thinking with their individual creations.

001 – In an old project under my original moniker, Critikal, i riddled an album with loads of Drive-In theater samples. This came to me after going to a drive-in theater myself and basically just experiencing movies in a completely different way. I wanted to bring what i was feeling to music. My best way of honoring that was to put those samples in the album. It was a little less then a year after i made that project, when i started working on Cthulhu Complex. That was always one of my favorite albums cause i managed to capture that feeling i was talking about. I recalled the idea and used it for this project, somehow adding a gritty layer to the unstable feeling of the tape.

Complex – This track didn’t come from a sad place at all, or even an angry place to be perfectly honest. The best way i can describe writing this was like going to confession at a church. It was just me laying out these terrible things and coming to grips that i’m not that comfortable in my skin. The song was called “Complex” to mirror the “God Complex” theme of the album. Basically, coming to grips with my ego.

Amy Schumer – I wrote this song in about 15 minutes at my computer after finding the “Ramen” beat by Filthy Frank. My mom was making sloppy joe’s in the other room and i was writing all this foul shit in another. This was basically just me goofing around. Inhansed came into the track at a later date when i showed him the song and told him he should do a verse. When he admitted he wasn’t in the right mood to write punchlines and things for the song, i told him to do whatever he wanted with it. He delivered.

Scissor Hands – This song came from a place of anger more then sadness. Admitting that i didn’t really like my friends anymore was hard but i was so frustrated by this point, i didn’t care if they heard. The song basically covers what the hook says itself, “when you eat shit, you start to like the taste of it.” I’ve been an introvert for so long i’m starting to not notice it anymore. This song was touching on that subject.

Cowboy – This, being my favorite track from the album, i wrote at Inhansed’s house when i traveled to Indiana to hype him for his show opening for Hed P.E. His yells in the background are genuine, as he was right there when i recorded it. The punchlines are still pretty funny today, and since it was recorded at Inhansed’s house, it holds a special place in my discography.

002 – This is another Drive-In sample, foreshadowing the monstrous tracks coming up, like Catfish and Cthulhu. The idea was, all the tracks up until “002” is it’s own separate movie, “002” acting as a commercial for the next screening. From here on, it’s the next ‘film’.

Catfish – I honestly couldn’t tell you why i made this song. I thought it’d be interesting to write from the point of view of a calm intelligent serial killer. I later added onto his story, dubbing him “The Catfish Killer”, even though those tracks aren’t available anymore. Definitely my most sadistic track I’ve done, especially for the whole underwear collection undertones.

Scary Movies – I basically explain on this track, that I’m becoming like my father. And because of that i don’t want to have children, so i don’t do what he did to me. Most of the song is me realizing i do a lot of the things he did, including watching horror movies. I have very vivid memories of being at his house when i was young with Jeepers Creepers 2 on the TV. It scared the shit out of me.

Cthulhu – Arguably my most monstrous track I’ve done to date. Basically encapsulating the character i play in my music. In the stories, even looking at Cthulhu drives the viewer completely insane. To me, that perfectly describes who i play when i write my tracks, usually covering the sketch pad in punchlines describing things I’ve done that only a god could do. Plus, a pretty sweet chop top sample.

Pluviophile – This song came to mind after i was fucked up, laying in bed staring at my ceiling, and a memory hit me. The memory was me sitting in some bleachers with a blanket wrapped around me, next to my grandma who had since passed away. We were eating some pizza she bought and watching a movie that Relay for Life was screening. For some reason, it hit me in such a vivid fashion, i had to write about it. The next morning i made this song. The song basically describes how I’ve become numb to mental pain. I rarely feel an emotion unless it’s happiness, boredom or anger. I added a backtrack of running rain to add some atmosphere to the track, which proved to be effective. Near the end of the track, my voice and the song with me begins to glitch and spasm, representing a complete emotional breakdown and a ‘glitch in the system’.

003 – Our movie’s over, thanks for coming out.

So, that’s Cthulhu_Complex. The fact that i’m still getting praise about this project is pretty awesome and greatly appreciated. I’m working on a new tape right now that i believe is in someways, a spiritual successor to this project.

Download “Cthulhu_Complex” for free here:
http://www.noisetrade.com/expy/cthulhucomplex/

 

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Expy’s “HOLIDAY” available on iTunes. Coming to Spotify and more soon!

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It was originally thought that Expy’s “Holiday” was an album that was impossible to release to digital music distributors. With some reworking and touch-ups, Expy beat the odds and has made the LP available to the world. This version of the album includes alternate openings and endings to select tracks. Sadly it does not include the song “Side Effects of Rapid Adolescence” like the physical copy and website version due to copyright issues.
Currently it is available on iTunes and Google Play right now. FM is hoping it will be debuting on other platforms like Spotify, Tidal and more in the near future!

 

Expy releases LP “Holiday”

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Last night at midnight, Expy released his new album “Holiday”.
The LP comes with 8 original tracks, produced by Expy himself under the moniker Julian Holiday. The album title derives from a certain lifestyle Expy lives, one without responsibility. The album was at one point planned to be a double album, consisting of two 4-track EPs, both called “Permanent Holiday Vol. 1 &2”.  Every piece of art to do with the album was hand-crafted by Expy and molded into his vision. The tones in these pieces are very dark and colorless, mirroring the mood and content of the album. Expy spills all as he talks about struggles with depression, panic attacks, identity, and even substance abuse. “Holiday” is by far Expy’s most personal piece of music to date and promises to deliver as an insightful and skillful milestone for Expy and Foul Mouth Music.

 

Purchase a digital copy of the album, which comes with 5 bonus tracks
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Purchase a physical copy:
https://imexpy.bandcamp.com/album/holiday

 

Expy releases prelude to Holiday called “23, Fuck It”

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Expy just dropped a surprise release called “23, Fuck It” as an apology for his album “Holiday” getting pushed back. The album cover was made by fellow FM artist Inhansed.

It has 2 brand new previously unreleased tracks.
“Bad Apple” and “Untouchable”.

You can listen to the mixtape here:
https://soundcloud.com/imexpy/sets/23-fuck-it

“Holiday” is currently set to release mid to late February.

Welcome To The New & Improved FoulMouthMusic.com!

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We’ve updated the FM website to a brand new layout. We’ve finished our “About” bio as well as added brand new pages for our artists “Expy” & “Inhansed”. We’ve also included new contact information and added our stores to the main header bar.
You can also find pictures of our roster on the right side of our main page. Once clicked you will be taken to a fleshed out “About” page about the artist you clicked on as well as some music.

We hope you all like the new website as much as we do!

-FM