Mock Thrill

by Hox Vox

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Mock Thrill is a record about suffer, solitude and hypocrisy, and it's dedicated to people who are or feel stump.

Mock is a guy who's born with a malformation: he has no limbs. So the only happy moment of his life is into the womb, when floating in limbo (first track), and it makes no difference for him having or not legs and arms. His birth ends in a metallic clang: life entering shock.

At the restaurant he's still a baby, but perceive people pretending they're not noticing his deformity. A taste of false piety.

There is a brief episode when aunt Jamima don't realize he fell from the electric wheelchair - he's desperate because he can't get up, feels stuck and helpless, useless.

Then in Abandoned Dog Afternoon he lives one of the innumerable afternoons lying on the couch like a broken doll, ridiculously bored and slowly going mad.

In one of these afternoon, he's catched by a butterfly flight, so he has a beam of simple beauty and somewhat forget for a while about him, forced by solitude to face himself day by day he quits his (sad) solipsism.

He refuses to see the new false friends when he's a teenager (Please Do not Want to Know Nice Fake New Friends), distrust of others who obviously consider him a "monster".

But one day he knows Eddie, a friend who does not seem to think he's an "useless stump", as bad kids called Mock.

They become rapidly friends, and start to have experiences together: they have a trip (Eddy Gave me a Coriander), then they go to see an art exhibition (Me and Eddy at an Art Exhibition), in short, everything's great now.

Suddenly, Eddy knows a brasilian girl cruising nightlife and start to get "unavailable" , too busy... and while he's busy, Mock start to become paranoid. He's right, Eddy disappear forever.

So Mock get back to his bloody couch again and again.
And we see, at the end of this record, when Mock's mind collapses and goes nut (Blast of Fury).


released December 12, 2010




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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