For our June installment of the 2018 Seven Inch Of The Month club, we are thrilled to have another EP featuring our friends Metavari on the A-Side of this record being backed with the legendary electronic artist Makeup And Vanity Set. Sure, this is hitting the streets a couple months after we had intended, but so goes life when pressing vinyl records.
Both Metavari and MAVS worked together to try to create a cohesive statement within their respective halves of this release. They aimed to include a bit more of a industrial sound to their typical fare of new-wavy, synth-heavy electronica and the aural results are outstanding!
Both artists worked together during the writing and recording process to try to align this release thematically and sonically - bringing in a strong industrial influence alongside their modern synth and retro-electronic sound. Both of these tracks are also congruent in their stances on the current political climate of our country. While the Metavari half uses gorgeous, haunting vocals in a metaphor about injustice, Makeup And Vanity Set takes a sharp stance on gun control through a poignant sound bite placed perfectly in the midst of the KMFDM-like sonic pummeling.
released June 1, 2018
"How Much Darker" written, performed, recorded and mastered by Nate Utesch
"Street Smarts" written, performed, recorded and mastered by Matthew Pusti
supported by 38 fans who also own “How Much Darker b/w Street Smarts”
I've ignored M&VS lately - too atmospheric, too much soundtrack related stuff. Yesterday Shadow Circuit kicked in my door like "Remember 88:88, bitch?". It made me eat a whole mixtape and rewind it too. Fimbul