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by Horus8

Frank Zappa on Mescaline with a slice of Cake.
Genre: Rock: American Underground
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1. Dear Mrs. Sexton
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2. Morphine Cherries of August
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3. Emotionally Unavailable
5:43 $0.99
4. I wish I was Elvis Presley
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5. Before the Sun
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6. Role Play
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7. The sex was good
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8. Recess
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9. Nice Milk Makers
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10. Jesus Rides the Comet
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11. Little Johnies Jihad
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Album Notes
"Horus8, is an actor and poet residing in Hollywood, Ca. An avante garde artist influenced primarily by Jim Morrison, Jeff Buckley, and Morphine, King Missile and Man Man but I hear more of Lou Reed and an electricified Leonard Cohen with a falseto. He began as a spoken word artist, but quickly realized music and melody was what he was missing from his poems and literary pop references (he draws upon to improv) like Henry Rollins, or King Missile --So he went to back to school and began compiling compositions. That said, you will find that not only does horus8 discover his own voice and style in the process, but he's loyal to the form, full of razor sharp wit, and epitomizes the underground movement in America. A Jack Keruoac dead ringer. His on the road ranting is fresh, and neutral -- it instantly made me question how I viewed everything around me. His stories are universally appealing and myth oriented in shamanism and bullshit. It's unquestionably apparent that being a front man crooner, whether on piano, guitar, or just standing there and riffing is this young man's disposition A Dr. Jeckyl, and Mr. Hyde in the underground music scene.



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an introduction to the evolution of Horus8
This is a CD I can listen to as background or pay attention and get drawn into. As someone who was first introduced to Horus8 throught the poetry of Jeremi Handrinos, this CD rounds out the words with interesting vocalizations, spoken word,and the addition of the instrumentation. Etheral in parts, trippy, yet oddly calming at times, Gangbox offers listeners an introduction to the evolution of Jeremi and Horus8. Yeah, you've read all the comparisons and some are fitting. But, the voice of Horus8 is a unique culmination of influences and personal experience. It's still in my CD player, give it a whirl in yours.


the production values begin to really flex their muscles
Crash! Boom! Bam!
This cd should be in any serious collectors...er...collection! I was very apprehensive about giving this little gem a spin. As Horus8, the ever shaker of promotional trees in the forever burning forests of marketing surely runs the gamut to make the sale.
Despite his unshakeable hype the beauty of it all is the payoff. I would have to say this is one of the freshest collection of eleven songs to whip around my stereo in quite a while.
I dont know if its fair to call it spoken word as many pass with lyrical clarity, the words themselves, clever, witty, biting and charming.
The surprise is your first hit with the stories, but as you listen to it again, the production values begin to really flex their muscles. Layer after layer, the tracks seamlessly fall into place.
A very impressive piece of work, bravo!

Zayra Yves

The anti-hero that becomes a celebrity....
Gangbox is definitely one of the best contemporary spoken word CD's I have listened to. Jeremi is a voice for the anti-hero, the true Bohemian, the mad, underpriviledged, abandoned, stolen, sexy and surviving. His voice has both venom that will bite to the bone and the unmistakable heart that will catch in the throat. Tracks like Morphine Cherries of August and Dear Mrs. Sexton will expose the loss and emotional damage, but also the recovery told through recollections and ruminations. His poetry reaches across both the mundane and absurd to expand into the mythic and irrational with contridictory profound scope. By using punk, raw edge, spit, heart, and every voice from the street he gladly and purposefully volunteers to enlighten you. He is either your best friend or your worst enemy, but either way, you will notice what he has to say.


Slippery, dangerous, moody and easy to get addicted to.
Emotionally Unavailable was a brave new world for me to explore. Yeah, yeah, let’s just get all the Morrison/Reed/Buckley stuff out of the way. Influences, all artists have them or else they probably wouldn’t be artists. But originals don’t just copy – and Horus8 or Jeremi Handrinos, doesn’t. Nah, it isn’t perfect - some of this is early and raw. What’s important is that listeners get the opportunity to be part of the birth of this potentially seminal music creature that is Horus8.

How would I describe it? Well, mercury comes to mind. It’s slippery, pretty, and poisonous and can be used to measure pressure, temperature and create pesticides and yes, you want to hold on to it despite knowing the danger.

A few of my favorite tracks and why:

Growl – A call to arms if you will to join the pack of Horus8. And he does a job of making it a religious experience. It’s a warlock potion full and layered with moody beats, even a Latin-Santana-esque like picking layered with laughing witches and his voice – rich – singing – spoken sometimes – floating over the smoking caldron.

Joe Likes Dynamite – A bluesy, stripped, kind of character this Joe – consulting the Pope and drinking Mountain Dew. Cool.

Invisible – Haunting, titillating, chilly and dangerously delicious. Overcast was the climate…uncolored was the day……the single rose spins nauseously….her face tawny a repeated chorus in a spoken/sung mantra that spins a web around that you want to push away but can’t.

Homegrown – This baby crosses time – a 60’s kind of psychedelic funky groove – makes me think of burning incense and hippies – yet also very modern with the clipped chorus and smart rant of lyrics.

There are others I like – and I found the more I listened – the more I was drawn into the way Jeremi uses a variety of spare moody music to help tell his layered deep stories.

So stop listening for free – buy it.

Tyler Hughes

enthralling mix of vocal and musical tracks- a must hear
Two tracks on the CD really stood out to me- Emotionally Unavailable and Before the Sun. Emotionally Unavailable is a simple vocal track that will capture imagination, and your laughs. It goes off on a few humorous tangents, but in my opinion, makes it worth listening to. Before the Sun has some nice guitar work for the intro. The track was very nice to listen to with a relaxing, yet upbeat feel to it. (imagine a cross between Morisson/Cake/Toadies, it that's even possible...) I listened to this one several times back to back. There would be no objection from me to plunk down $15 bucks for an entire album of music like this. My favorite by far. The CD overall was a very satisfyig blend of music and vocal styles. This CD would be worth every penny. Enjoy!!