mekons Existentialism (CD, £12.50)label: bloodshot
In July 2015, with the help of 75 die-hard Mekons fans, MEKONCEPTION took place at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook, Brooklyn, an event dedicated to creating a new record in real time around a single microphone. "Why should a record take more time to record than it does to listen to?" was the concept. Born were twelve brand new Mekons songs, created live in one take - part album, part performance art, part artefact, all Mekons. Originally released as a highly limited edition book and CD only available through the band and long sold out, due to popular demand Bloodshot Records is proud to have a hand in releasing the stand-alone CD component from this historic Mekons event. "As an aural document, it's kinetic and crackling, a live recording that captures the excitement of a concert. As a complete piece, it says something powerful; it's a call to arms for old punks, unrepentant artists, and assorted freaks, all pushing against the tides of modern life." - Pitchfork.
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