Alex 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 [...]
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 [...]