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ARTIST
TITLE
Brash & Vulgar
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CRE 002CD CRE 002CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/14/2009

This is the second full-length release from In Flagranti. Still constructed piecemeal between Basel and New York respectively, partners in crime Alex Gloor and Sasha Crnobrnja undress punk with their standard sleazy disco fare on Brash & Vulgar, the follow-up to 2006's titillating Wronger Than Anyone Else. In true Flagranti form, it's an irreverent balance of sex, dirt, distortion, dance, beauty and tongue-in-cheek humor, all wrapped up in a gritty, '70s aesthetic that harkens deconstructed vintage porn. Accomplished graphic designer Gloor first constructs collages, taking cues from 1920s German advertising, where a designer would simply make an ad and leave the company name blank, showing it to clients who would eventually fill in their name. Similarly, once the art is chosen, the tracks follow suit, with titles inspired by the artwork. Whereas Wronger Than Anyone Else was a cut-and-paste collection of 12"s, Brash & Vulgar is indeed a fully-formed album. Using a cheap mic, a 4-track tape and a slew of sex-charged vocals (one even originating directly from a bedroom in France), this release well and truly lives up to its name. Throbbing bass beats, disco bounce, and punk-pop snap make for the ultimate in metallic sheen stretchpants dance orgies. Time to revel in the afterglow.