Ludicra - Fex Urbis Lex Orbis CD

Ludicra - Fex Urbis Lex Orbis CD

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LUDICRA takes the title of their second Alternative Tentacles release Fex Urbis, Lex Orbis –the Latin phrase meaning “dregs of the city, law of the earth”–from Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. While the pop culture machine managed to make a hit Broadway musical out of it, LUDICRA‘s emotional and seemingly humanistic approach to black metal seems strangely more faithful to Hugo’s vision. Musically, everyone seems to agree that LUDICRA is a one-of-a-kind band: their complex instrumentation and nontraditional songwriting transcend the typical bounds of black metal (like fellow SF black metal hordes LEVIATHANDRAUGARWEAKLING, etc.), incorporating elements of crust, avant-rock and death metal. Fex Urbis, Lex Orbis builds upon their previous release Another Great Love Song, continuing with the musical motifs of corrosive urban decay filled with despair and nihilism.

Recorded February - March 2006 at Trakworx Studio, South San Francisco
Produced by John Cobbett and Justin Weis
Mastered by Justin Weis

Art by Ross Sewage

Laurie Sue Shanaman - vocals
Christy Cather - guitar and vocals
Aesop - drums
Ross Sewage - bass
John Cobbett - guitar