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Heavy Birthday is Alex Lee of Melbourne synth punk group Repairs (Hozac, Nihilistic Orbs). Lee self released his Border Menace EP earlier in 2016, a deadly slow mope along a polluted red horizon line, palpable discontent at the impending digital surveillance age apocalypse beckoning just beneath. On his first release as Heavy Birthday however, Lee expertly summons a faint but recognisable essence of esperance throughout this desperately melancholic driving suite. Big city sounds slowed down to a pace reached when the day is over and their purpose is rendered pointless, slathered in compressed swathes of languid textures and emotive atmospherics.


released May 20, 2016

music by Alex Lee
cover image by Simon J Karis

Nice Music 2016