Passing through the experience of isolation of 2020-2022, Shane Bruno has put together Fugue State. While, Bruno’s experience with Bridge of Flowers and et all lies in the vein of experimental music, his activity as Fugue State became the way out for the long-term fan of both garage and experimental music. Taking everything we love about bands like Pere Ubu, The Cramps, Butthole Surfers, and early Sympathy For The Record Industry releases.
“Free association meets garage punk sleaze. A rumination on the noisy, the unclear, and the uncertain.” – describes, Dan Timlin, the founder of Strange Mono Records. Fugue State creates a fresh sound rooted in the fundamentals of Rock. Crunchy, in your face, and relentlessly catchy, ‘Subtlety’s Dead’ is not afraid to get weird. Tracks like ‘Mundane Man’ and ‘Ship On The Ocean’ are sure to stick to your ribs with their ecstatic Sax freak outs (performed by Wednesday Knudsen of Pigeons and Weeping Bong Band). While ‘Abscess’ and ‘The Pipeline’ take on moodier, more freeform grooves. This debut marks Fugue State as an up and coming artist to watch.
‘Subtlety’s Dead’ is coming out this May, 30 via Strange Mono Records. Pre-order the release HERE. Proceeds from sales of this album are being donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds to help their mission to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access. P