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MAGAS - Heads Plus

Heads Plus is lead by the title track’s propulsive techno and raw synths. The elements sit together a bit uneasily because the track has a lot going on. “Machete King” is unhinged, lo fi, and whacked out while remaining the most focused track on the EP. “Countess” maintains a nice swing and energy but veers into “live jam” territory a few times. “Layers of Understanding” is given time to develop its themes and has a great moment half way through where heady synths transition from horror to euphoria.

 

The EP is filled with ideas and interesting sounds, though it could have used more focus or editing to let the best parts shine. Overall an engaging addition to Magas' body of work.

 

Out now on Midwich Records.