Complicated Universal Cum releases new album and a cover-art that makes all people but American Presidents shudder. Everything is Drugs.
I clearly remember that night in August last year. After some intense hours at Grim Festival in Brabrand we stood there in the dark in front of the Bonzai stage in the center of the courtyard. Suddenly these guys, led by musical talent Frederik Valentin, took to the stage and blew us totally away with a 4,5/5 performance. No matter your age, your gender or how wasted you were – this performance rocked the shit out of August 1st 2013.
“On stage the compere introduced “a round of Drug rock, introduced in the best Beth Hart style” but what certainly is for sure is that Beth Hart died seconds later when the boys from Complicated Universal Cum hit the strings and fired up a party for an enthusiastic audience. She died after all not in vain, cause we ended up going from the concert with both a smile and rock still shaking in our legs.” – SOA, Review 01.08.13
Four releases later Frederik continues to be Frederik
Last Friday he released his fourth album under the alias of Complicated Universal Cum. The record has been named Everything Is Drugs. This will be the first album to be released in 2014, with a forthcoming due in autumn this year.
Whether the name for the album is meant to draw attention to the hard lives of the unlucky ones living that kind of life you and I cannot even imagine, or whether it has been chosen to draw up some of the hard-core facts of living on earth anno 2014 is to be unknown.
First of all the album has been released through the non-profit zine Illegal Magazine, focusing on drugs. Literally Everything Is Drugs in that magazine.
That said, the cover tells another story. Centred in the middle of the picture you find one of the most debated topics in modern warfare, the Drone, surrounded by an illuminate-provoking triangle. Maybe this is what it’s all about: Warfare and drone-attacks. Im pretty sure the US won’t like the cover-art of this album, and the fact that they have to face their own style of warfare. Everything is Drugs, Everything is Oil, Everything is Greediness – Maybe the title of the next album ends up as Everything Is Oil? Only time will tell.
Sonically the four track album draws references to everything from old eighties action movies, over dirty love stories, repeating beats, noisy guitars and just an unrestrainedly use of music itself.
The album is for FREE DOWNOAD through illegalmagasin.dk. Download it via illegal magazine below:
- Everything Is Drugs Pt. One.mp3 (DOWNLOAD)
- Everything Is Drugs Pt. Two.mp3 (DOWNLOAD)
- Everything Is Drugs Pt. Three.mp3 (DOWNLOAD)
- Everything Is Drugs Pt. Four.mp3 (DOWNLOAD)