Makeup & Vanity Set - Wavehymnal
DATA044 - Apr 11 2016 - 12" Vinyl, C-30 Cassette & Digital
Makeup & Vanity Set (MAVS) emanates from Cleveland, Ohio and started making electronic music in the mid 90s. Like many other big names in his genre, MAVS is a result of the mod tracking scene that was booming during the early days of the internet. Since he put on a ski mask in 2004, MAVS has proven himself as a quality brand in every aspect of the electronic music scene that he has touched. He has become a respected name within the early U.S. electro house scene, the chiptune scene, and most recently the synthwave scene.
The experience that MAVS has earned through more than a decade of said genres is shown of in a very refined way, and sometimes over the span of just one track it becomes significantly difficult to be sure if to classify it as Synthwave, Chiptune, Electro house or new wave. Instead, MAVS music is better described as a reverence and celebration of electronic music from the 70s and 80s as it would have sounded if today was the future imagined by the past, composed by someone who have the touch, eye and ear for details as only people that started composing with trackers have.
Wavehymnal is no exception. It sustains the dark mood of MAVS' previous releases while making it more accessible to dance floors, as opposed to the more soundtrack-influence compositions usually found in the Synthwave genre. For listeners familiar with MAVS' back catalog, it can be described as a melange of previous albums "88:88" and "Wilderness", but leaning towards an even darker future to come. Joining him with remixes on this EP is a Chiptune triad of Covox, Dubmood, and Trey Frey.