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Hox Vox Venezia

Hox Vox is a multimedia brand (music, videoclips, graphics), started in 2008, by Hox (b. Gianluca Missero, in Venezia, Italy - he plays also in Turbogrind Terrorizers and The Blasted Muffins). Influences are Residents, Zappa, Cardiacs, M. Patton, John Zorn, Pere Ubu, Gentle Giant, Can, Les Claypool. The music environment is rio / progressive rock, as a container for almost any genre. ... more

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Track Name: Rudeness
What's he that wishes so?
My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin:
If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England:
God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more, methinks, would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made
And crowns for convoy put into his purse:
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is called the feast of Crispian:
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day: then shall our names.

(The famous “rally the troops” speech from W. Shakespeare's "The Life of King Henry the Fifth" - audio sample by Acclivity - Freesound.org)
Track Name: Overdose: Breakdown
Dear Harry, I should have been a better friend.
Understanding dangerous digressions.
Removing harmful thoughts.
Keeping away from bad company.
Yes, I should have been a better friend to myself.

Now, together with David, I am going to recount the grand finale.
For three albums I have continued to mix allegories of your life with some of mine.
And in the end I don’t really know whether I’ve written a tribute to a deceased friend,
or the story of my own life, reflected in your special blend
of stratospheric bullshit and moments of genius.
Maybe it’s inevitably turned into a tribute to a generation
that’s been decimated by heroin and illusions.
Maybe it’s just the story of my own life
and I’m unknowingly recounting my own finale.

But now let’s talk about the last few minutes of Harry’s life.
After the overdose in the train he ended up in hospital
where he was convinced he would pull through,
until the three ghosts - that had been chasing him all his life -
appeared once again before him.
And so begins the final and much less welcome trip.

(thanks to Tony Lawson for checking my english in lyrics)