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25 Minus Minutes
25 Minus Minutes

HARDY FOX 25 Minus Minutes

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Hardy Fox, primary composer for The Residents, incredible solo musician, and the most lovely human being imaginable, has left this world. His last years were amongst his most prolific ever. Hardy stated on his website that he gave up composing music in 2018, but, believe it or not, only one week before his untimely death, he recorded this good-bye (mini)album to his fans. It is the most personal music ever created, a kind of diary, a stream of consciousness with fractured parts, with emotional and contextual shifts and most intimate comments. It is a requiem to himself and a farewell message to you. We think this album is not a 'commercial' release, but a kind of direct communication between him and us, so we are releasing this recording as a limited edition TOOK CD. Hardy and Walter established this label for special limited releases in 2016, and Klang will keep this label alive. PS: Hardy has not sold his rights to anyone on Sweden. (This comment will make sense once you have heard the music.). Full tracklist: 1. 25 Minus Minutes. Price: € 17,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

Hardy Fox was one of the truly unsung and largely unknown key figures with-in wider experimental music, and more than a few of its sub-genres. (...) Sadly, in October of last year Hardy passed away from brain cancer - 25 Minus Minutes is the final recordings he made just before his passing…and its a release that is both poignant, yet devilishly creative - highlighting his talent, and the great hole his passing has left. (...) 25 Minus Minutes is a daring & wholly creative release that constantly tales risks and mostly pulls them off. It stands as a great final statement from one of the most versatile, daring & distinctive songwriters of our time - goodbye Mr. Fox you will be very much missed.
(Musique Machine, June 2019)