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Wax Mekanix: Raw, bold, uncompromising, authentic, and disconcerting…..

Wax Mekanix - Mobocracy

Waxim «Wax» Ulysses Mekanix is an American musician, songwriter, performer, producer, artist, and founding member of American cult rockers Nitro. Not to be confused with the Hollywood band. Wax’s vetted perspective and tested work can best be described as raw, bold, uncompromising, authentic, and disconcerting. Mobocracy is Wax Mekanix’s new release with Philadelphia based record label, Electric Talon Record. Mobocracy is a focused collection of strident, aggressive, snarling, howling songs that draws on Wax`s decades of experience and influences.

Wax states, «I crafted this record to be a strong statement about America’s current state of animosity and decay that features me on lead vocals, guitars, drums, and percussion throughout, as well as an array of talented guest musicians such as Brandon Yeagley and Chris Bishop of Crobot»

«History shows us that artists will not let this kind of tectonic shift in American life pass without comment. I’m just commenting now».

Prism reviews in this way the album Mobocracy, «As the album goes on, however, it is clear that Wax has his own sound and to me becomes something like a heavy metal Mike Patton (I love Mike Patton), with all of his vocal acrobatics. In every song, the layering of the vocals is genius and adds a great deal to the impressive feel of the album. These songs are fully realized. Some of them sound a bit like Bad Religion to me and share some of the same biting content, though unlike Bad Religion, it’s hard to pinpoint where Wax is coming from religiously» .

Track list mobocracy:

1. Blood in My Eyes 04:41

2. Victorious 04:51

3. All Freaks 02:59

4. Mad World 04:42

5. Ghostland 04:37

6. Black 05:05

Line-up

Wax Mekanix: Lead and Backing vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Drums, Percussion (Tracks 1-6)

Lectriq: Backing vocals, Percussion (Tracks 1-6)

Brandon Yeagley: Backing vocals (Tracks 1-6)

Chris Bishop: Guitar (Tracks 2,3 & 6)

Tom Altman: Guitar, Bass (Tracks 1, 2 , 3, & 5) 

Wendell PoPs Sewell: Guitar, Bass (Tracks 1, 2, 3, & 5)

John Hazel: Guitar, Bass (Track 4)

Raje Shwari: Backing vocals (Track 3)

M11SON: Backing vocals (Track 2)

Tommy Conwell: Backing vocals (Track 2)

Nataliya Odud: Backing vocals (Track 2)

Eli Goldman: Backing Vocals (Track 2)
Isaac Wilson: Percussion (Track 6)


Produced by: Wax Mekanix and Lectriq (Tracks 1-6)

Mixed by: Machine (Tracks 1-6)

Engineered by: Lectriq (Tracks 1-6), Machine (Tracks 1-6), Pete Tramo (Tracks 1-5), Michael Cumming (Track 2), Jack Cullen (Track 2), John Hazel (Track 4)

Recording Locations: 

1. Lectriq Factory, Philadelphia, PA (Tracks 1-5)

2. The Machine Shop, Asbury Park, NJ (Tracks 1-5)

3. Lorelei Studios, Philadelphia, PA (Tracks 1-5)

4. Milkboy Studios, Philadelphia, PA (Track 2)

5. Rittenhouse Soundworks, Philadelphia, PA (Track 2)

6. The Barn, Madisonburg, PA (Track 4)

7. Wax’s Car (Tracks 2 & 4)

All songs written by Wax unless indicated.


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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5129 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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