The Brvtalist is pleased to feature the work of Austin-based record label and art collective Fantasy 1. Successfully merging the worlds of experimental sound, visual and performance art, the diverse output of the label always provides a massive assault to the senses. Headed by multidisciplinary artist Domokos Benczedi, we have been big fans and supporters of the post-industrial noise and incredible collage work of his project Future Blondes. We asked the artist and founder to contribute a few words about the label and he offered the following:
FANTASY 1 IS THE NEW LABEL OF FUTURE BLONDES + RELATED ARTIST / ARTISTS OF INTEREST + INSPIRATION CURRENTLY BASED IN AUSTIN TX -
THE MISSION OF THE LABEL IS TO RELEASE UULTRA DOCUMENTATION OF CURRENT + FUTURE ARTIST ACTIVITIES PUMP OUT A RELENTLESS STREAM OF VINYL RELEASES, VIDEO DOCUMENTS, ART, VITAL INFORMATIONS + ??? ASAP.
One of the projects on Fantasy 1 we were instantly drawn to is Terror Apart. The solo of work of Future Blondes member and Portland-based artist Anna Leja, Terror Apart is a relentless drive through death industrial, noise and bleak atmospherics. In the words of Leja herself, Terror Apart's objective is to force the listener to stare deep down into all that is ugly, feared, and rarely met dead on in the hopes of mindful shaping, shifting and transference, with the ultimate end goal of release...
Her latest album, out now on Fantasy 1, is entitled Knight Rider. This is an exquisitely crafted record which puts these forces on full display. We are excited to bring you the track "My House", which the artist describes as a "track written to ward off menacing spirits. A confrontational fuck you to psychic vampirism and lingering personal demons."
Up next, Terror Apart is working to put together a U.S. tour this summer, as well as creating new material for a forthcoming album. In the meantime, engaging in shows that focus either on fully written material or solely improved sets and working towards the goal of someday writing scores for horror movies/psychological thrillers and other genre related films. Please visit here for more information.
For the label, the first batch of releases are now available and include the following:
0.0.0.0. 002 DEFILE TEXAS 2. 5. 15. (BLJ/PHARMAKON/FUTURE BLONDES) CDR
0.0.0.0. 003 BREATHING PROBLEM "PUNISHMENT 5. 27. 15." CDR
0.0.0.0. 004 TERROR APART "KNIGHT RIDER" CDR
0.0.0.0. 005 FUTURE BLONDES "SE-AHK SHADOW" CDR
0.0.0.0. 006 SKULLCASTER "COGNITIVE INFILTRATION" CDR
0.0.0.0. 007 HOW I QUIT CRACK "TRANSITIONAL HERBS" CDR
0.0.0.0. 008 PEIISTE "ULTRAHEAD" CDR
0.0.0.0. 009 XIOIX "NYCTOPHILIA" CDR
0.0.0.0. 010 BOOK OF SHADOWS "THE SECOND ATTENTION" CDR
Upcoming releases include works by Big Debbie (Dos Lados 12"), Nick Klein, V.E.X., Day For Night Festival Blue Stage Complication DVD and much more. We look forward all of the forthcoming material from this prolific label and we would like to thank Domokos and Anna for their contributions to this feature. For more on Fantasy 1 please visit Bandcamp.