MAGAS - Heads Plus 12" EP (MW-002)


MAGAS - Heads Plus 12" EP (MW-002)


"One of his very best records in a long underground career, forward-looking post-techno style-melting electronic psychotronic headtrip party music all the way." --Blastitude

"Menacing, lethally sexy dance music that sounds like 21st-century Bernard Fevre/Black Devil Disco Club, but informed by a noise-rocker's iron fist. Incredible sound design and visual aesthetics by Midwich Productions' head Jim Magas" --Dave Segal, Now Playing

"...five tracks of twitching and scuzz-stained electronics...crusty riffage, electro handclaps, tinny hi-hats and an ARP Odyssey squealing with ecstatic abandon...delivers the goods" --3.5/5 stars, Resident Advisor

"MAGAS reemerges with a set of post-industrial bangers capable of sending your body into some kind of involuntary rhythmic shaking (I believe this is called “dancing”) while simultaneously confounding all the hell out of your brain." --Tiny Mix Tapes

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Midwich is proud to present MAGAS’s Heads Plus, the first proper vinyl release from James Marlon Magas since 2009’s Violent ARP. For the past several years, Magas has been concentrating on instrumental production, eschewing vocal histrionics of previous work, in favor of moodier, more open-ended composition. This focus has resulted in the bombastic and hallucinatory Heads Plus, an all-instrumental wallop that fuses howling ARP Odyssey, capricious Juno funk and fuzzed Rhodes anchored to the ever-present throb of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. Freed from vocal constraints, Heads Plus conjures a cinematic ambience where light and dark wrangle for dominance in a dystopian post-techno near-future. Plowing ahead with gleeful abandon, this 5-track EP is a take-no-prisoners statement of intent. Heads Plus is mastered by Ruud Lekx (Rude 66) and cut by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering in NYC and comes housed in a eye-popping full-color UV gloss jacket featuring artwork by renowned sci-fi illustrator, Mark Salwowski, with layout by designer Beth Hall

A digital download code is included with purchase.

A1) Heads Plus
A2) Checkers
A3) Machete King
B1) Countess
B2) Layers of Understanding