GUY BLACKMANAlex Vivian is Always, a confronting and brutal boy genius who began his solo musical career sometime in 2003 under the name Viviano, before opting for a more universal moniker a year later.

Although his performances have become more abstract in recent years, at the time of Cruising + Gross Odour Always was known for his menacing acapella solo performances, which included dancing and displays of flesh, whilst singing songs about fast food, booty-gobbling and Bear Pride, accompanied by shakers, clapping, tape loops, delay pedals and assorted other knick-knacks.

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Cruising + Gross Odour 7 inch

By   Released April 2006

Nine songs recorded on cassette four track with Lakes’ Sean Bailey. Here’s what Matmos’ Drew Daniel had to say about Always in his review for Pitchfork:
“The googly eyes, nude photos, and hand-drawn rainbow crayon squiggles that adorn the cover of this beguiling artifact point in several directions at once: outsider art, gay rainbow flag, childhood [...]

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