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Lexemes is an American instrumental metal band formed in 2005 in San Diego, CA and currently based in South Portland, Maine.

Exotic soundscapes are painted with near-brutal audio frequencies designed to evoke both a physical and emotional response from listeners. Lexemes has crafted a bleak ambient portrait of madness, with each composition rooted firmly in equal parts self-depreciation and moral decomposition. Drawing inspiration from bands such as Nocturnal Emissions, The Jesus Lizard, Christdriver, and Mütiilation, the music has evolved into a unique blend of instrumental noise and ambient metal.

We will be releasing "Barbarous Refinements", the latest journey from this prolific entity. Regarding the new release, the artist states, "Barbarous Refinements is about my descent into mental health crisis brought on by misdiagnosis, pharmaceutical side effects, and the chaos that resulted in the near unraveling of my marriage, career, and life in general. The Barbarous Refinements are the things we do to ourselves in order to improve us no matter the damage they inflict on ourselves and others."

Limited to 100 on black shell cassettes imprinted with gold ink housed in a Norelco box. Digital download included.