Here's Tim Krysko of Wreck The Place Fantastic reporting in with our International Spotlight. Every week we're featuring updates and music downloads from bands outside the North American market. This week we're headed to Switzerland:
This week we present a little-known band called Fugo, from faraway Aarau, deep within the confines of Aargau (which is in Switzerland, believe it or not). Formed in late 2000, Fugo began as a side project for a couple of its members, and soon evolved into a full-time band. They signed in 2004 with Engineer Records in the US and UK and issued their first album, Aie. Every track on this disc is titled after a letter, a period, and a parenthesis; the track we've selected is the album's opener, "W.)" - sung entirely (to the best that I can discern) in French. Here's how Engineer described it:
"There is definitely a nod in the direction of early Fugazi with the slow deliberate chugging build ups but also the groove of early Quicksand and the general weirdness of Alice Donut or even Dead Kennedys thrown in there too. A tempered record that is so deliberate you worry for the bands sanity. It's hard to explain, so you'll just have to hear it for yourself, it's a kind of "other music"!"
Fugo - W.) (MP3)