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Thomas Truax occupies a unique position in contemporary popular music. He pursues a career as a musician and inventor of musical instruments, creating a body of work that resists classification, largely through his dogged resistance to being co-opted by the many (often short-lived) fads, fashions and other vagaries of the mainstream music industry. His music sits (un)easily somewhere in the twilit zones of the collective dystopian fantasies of the post-industrial West, with references that include the Beat poets, classic Gothic literature, Devo, the Residents and David Lynch.
Song titles include Escape from the Orphanage, Prove It to My Daughter, The Cannibals Have Captured Our Nicole Kidman and Moon Catatonia. His array of inventions includes the Cadillac Beatspinner Wheel, Sister Spinster, The Hornicator and Stringaling. A former claymation animator for MTV (Celebrity Death Match), a builder of models and former kids’ party magician, Thomas Truax is, ultimately, an artist of a kind that may seem now – to some – to be slightly old-fashioned. He makes things." - International Times