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CarlxJohnson – HESOYAM (Single Sided 12″)

Rope Or Guillotine

One-sided 12″ with an etching on the B-side

Extremity is a rather difficult subject. In a hyper-amplified world of
impossibly fast paced images and over-abundance of break point
information, it seems increasingly more difficult to sound / feel or
convey extremity.

Yet here we are in the midst of the utmost extreme times. Deranged world
politics, information overload, overbearing technological threats,
multiple active war fronts, and increased daily stress via the near
systematic failure of an ever growing number of cultural /
institutionalized systems that seem to ever only let down citizens of
any given nation-state or otherwise worldwide.

It’s in these extreme times that the sounds of the streets can be the
only true conveyance of extremity. When the terror and anguish of modern
existence becomes embodied in what could now be called the people’s music:
Hip-Hop, Trap, Punk / Hardcore and in this case a movement found
particularly on the streets of small town southwest Slovenia; Postojna –
Power Violence

CarlxJohnson (a no doubt dead on reference to the infamous CJ character
from GTA: San Andreas ps2 masterpiece featured on the cover and heavily
sampled here) brings forth nothing but extremity and the true sounds of
street music on their 16 minute blaster-piece, Hesoyam,

Tracks like SPEEDITUP exemplify the sound of modern-power violence: A quite
literally steadily sped up blast beat into beyond gnarly, purely stop start
grinding nuclear riffage.

Hails to this ever growing movement in Slovenia for bringing together
things ever so poignantly to represent these extreme times:
Grand Theft Auto (stealing a tank, running from cops, pissing of parents
etc.), PowerViolence, and the menacing youth-led vision of street / punk
culture sonic signatures that come from bands like CarlxJohnson. 6 wanted
stars all day.

-Brandon Hill (Cloud Rat, Fantastique, Starved Relations etc.)

Record Label


Release Date 2024-05-24
Catalog # ROG037
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Stock Level In stock