Philip Frobos's Vague Enough to Satisfy - with a soundtrack on Upset the Rhythm
Updated: Nov 4, 2021
Omni frontman Philip Frobos's sexy, philosophical debut novel is the second book released by in-house imprint Hex Enduction Books. Upset the Rhythm released the slinky soundtrack, a solo orchestration following the moods and themes of the book, and LP & paperback bundles will be available - with free extras! [11/4 UPDATE: we're flush out of bundles!] - from Upset the Rhythm and Hex Enduction in Seattle (order now on our Big Cartel).
Vague Enough to Satisfy is Atlanta author and musician Philip Frobos's debut novel, an observation on aging millennials and their definitive label-less relationships through the eyes of a thirty-something from the South. Robert finds himself on holiday in Germany after weeks of traveling with a music group. At a cafe table for two in the hip and "dangerous" Leipzig, he and his new German friend, Geoff, analyze others actions and mediocrity while jostling insecurities and life's simple impulses around the neighborhood. Under a blazing summer sun, Robert and his friends begin to dig a man-sized hole in Geoff's garden with no end in sight. From lake trips in Saxony surrounded by naked sunbathers and bicycle rides through South Atlanta country trails turned developments, they ramble around to the wee-hours meeting various characters in their natural habitats. Geoff acts as a 21st century Virgil providing blatant advice that proves hard to come by, a rope ladder from the clutches of his own uncertainties. Robert's fiancée arrives in Berlin at the end of the week....
“Philip is one of my favourite lyricists. His playful use of language turns the minutiae of human relationships into vivid vignettes of life. He’s brought this talent to Vague Enough to Satisfy, beautifully depicting the itinerant life of a touring musician balancing work and home life, coffee and alcohol.” - Bob Hardy, Franz Ferdinand
“Vague Enough to Satisfy is a perfect tease of normality porn that leads us fluidly down a self scrutinizing pathway to the many places where we question: How to be? Sharing the pleasures of life, uninhibited camaraderie, and intimacy with the people that we dig ourselves in and out of holes with along the way.” - Matthew Flegel, Preoccupations
"He’s a cheeky monkey, that Philip Frobos. A real cheeky monkey." - The Wee Review
Philip Frobos lives in Atlanta, GA, and plays bass and sings in the band Omni. Lately, he enjoys playing tennis, tending to his lemon tree, and making martinis with a twist. He always enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats.
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