Announcing the newest tape on Centipede Farm, “Budapest/Chicago” by mascara. This has been generating considerable excitement, and for good reason. Sara calls it “a sweet noise narrative which takes the listener on a non linear journey, a tale of living in two places: flashbacks to Budapest and premonitions of Chicago.” I’d describe it as twelve uplifting mixtures of sound celebrating adventure to match their own adventurousness. Some tracks remind me of standing on a street corner hearing different music playing from various radios in shops and passing cars mixing together with a nearby construction site. Other times a groove formed from a looped rock sample takes me to Neu-land. Sometimes the city, sometimes the highway, harsh here, gentle there, always playful. Paypal me four bucks and one of the 50 copies will be yours. Or if you’re in New York, I hear tell you can catch mascara performing live somewhere tomorrow night and buy one direct from the arteest.

While you’re at it, swing by the catalog page because there might be something else there you want. For example, if your tastes (also?) extend to the darker/harsher end of things, we’ve still got a few copies of Molting’s excellent “Insanity” tape. Noise on!

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Published on February 03, 2018