Little is known of the alien life form known only as ᶅ Ѧ Ⱡ, however a report dating back to 1997 details the secret discovery of a gelatinous puddle found in the parking lot of a Del Taco drive-thru in Santa Monica. The scientific data analyzed from these finding reveals that JAL began to evolve over time mimicking the shape and behavioral patterns of humans. After a bizarre incident one night involving several lab workers, a bag of bath salts and a test poodle, ᶅ Ѧ Ⱡ managed to escape. With a crazed addiction to bath salts, a unique talent for singing and playing guitar, and a need to carry out a message from its home planet, ᶅ Ѧ Ⱡ has been spotted across the globe in various haunts and dives parlaying a desperate plea and terrorizing peoples ear canals.
ᶅ Ѧ Ⱡ’s most recent sighting was in Toronto, Canada where an equally mysterious audio cassette labelled BUM was uncovered from beneath a soggy mattress in a cheap motel in the Steels and Jane area of the city. Soon after its discovery, a video surfaced online with the title rein drein, featuring what experts claim to be the best visual documentation of ᶅ Ѧ Ⱡ caught on camera. The title of the video, and the music featured in it corresponds to a track from the BUM tape, leading people to speculate that it must be a music video of some kind. The cassette and the original video file was hand delivered to Heretical Objects Cooperative by paranormal investigators who we’re well aware of the local micro-label’s ravenous taste for the strange and the mysterious.
On April 20, 2016, a fitting day to commemorate the human mind’s occupation with heady things, H.O.C. lovingly made ᶅ Ѧ Ⱡ"s BUM available to the general public. Featuring 10 expertly conceived tracks of sci-fi scuzz ballads with tweaked out paranoid electro beats, you can get your hands on this limited edition release exclusively at the H.O.C. store.