Lying dormant for more than twenty years, Donk Azure has, and continues to be, largely unheard of. Attempting to recount the life – artistic or otherwise – of the elusive performer has proven a tall order for all those that have tried*
As far as we know, the very first noises to have been made by Donk were as recent as 2010. These noises immediately found an audience thanks to those ever so lovely people at Amazing Radio, and before long Donk was enjoying dream-like success with his very first noise, Have I Told You , making its way to No.1 in the Amazing Charts.
Success breeds intrigue – and as the journalists quenched their investigative thirst, so they painted an alarming image of a struggling figure, at odds with the world around him. Shambolic and unfinished records alongside faltering radio interviews only served to increase the intrigue and speculation as more and more were asking, “Who is Donk Azure?”
Almost anything you’ve read about Donk is most likely a lie – and more than likely it was written by the man himself. What we do know about him is course the fact that he is a plasticine man. And what we know about plasticine men is that they are prone, in more or less equal measures, to exaggeration, pretentiousness and self-aggrandising. It comes as a surprise, then, that Donk is one of only a handful of plasticine artists seen today in the music industry.
Yes, that’s right, it was all leading up to that one ‘joke’.
*Of course, no one has actually bothered trying
released June 1, 2011
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