How Thick You Think / That's Not A Virus

by The Ex

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“How Thick You Think” is inspired by the short film “Neighbours” (Norman McLaren, 1952). The story is a parable about two people who come to blows over the possession of a flower. The sentence I think food with music means peace comes from a painting by Lucebert.

“That's Not A Virus” builds on a typical Ex beat: a melodic and unique rhythm, freshly pulled out of the Dutch clay, sounding as if it already exists for 2000 years. The lyrics work like a crack in the wall through which you look at the space between people; what people reveal of themselves, show to each other and the categorical insecurity that comes with it.

Ex Records, 2014
EX 139

EP at The Ex shop - exmailorder.nl/shop/ex-records/thick-virus

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released January 1, 2014

Arnold de Boer - guitar, vocals
Terrie Hessels - guitar
Andy Moor - guitar
Katherina Bornefeld - drums

Recorded at the Jottem! Studio in Wormerveer, November 27, 2013.
Engineered and mixed by Andy and Arnold.
Mastered at Next To Jaap Studio in Voorhout by Corno Zwetsloot.
Made, played, recorded and released by The Ex.
Cover design: Emma Fischer.
Cover photo: Andy.

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The Ex Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Ex started playing in 1979. Using guitars, bass, drums and voice as their starting point The Ex have continued to musically explore undiscovered areas right up to the present day: collaborations with jazz musicians and an Iraqi-Kurdish band, Kamagurka, Tom Cora, Sonic Youth, Han Bennink, Jan Mulder, Shellac and Wolter Wierbos. In 2002 The Ex set up a lively musical exchange with Ethiopia. ... more

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