friends forever CD
& 2x12" vinyl
02: DEAD QUASARS
04: POCKET RACERS
05: HARD TO DETECT
06: THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
07: LOVECOMPRESSOR (EDIT)*
08: KLUB 99
09: CHEAPER & SLOWER
10: INTO THE VOID
TOO MUCH FEAR
*CD Bonus Track
IS HOW WE DO IT
D1: TOYS (FxU
Remix by J. Vulpine)*
D2: MONO MOUTH*
INTO THE VOID
*DP Bonus Track
Vocals & Lyrics by James Marlon Magas.
©2003 ERSATZ AUDIO.
DATE: MARCH 18, 2003 (EZCD-25/EZ-025)
is James Marlon Magas. His new album "Friends Forever" proves he is
an unstoppable force in today's underground music scene. This new album
is... electronic, it's rock, it's no wave. It's great driving music,
and great dancing music. Who cares what you call it. It's simply great
music. Listen to this 11 song album, and get ready to be revived. The
beats are thick. The synths are vindictive. And the vocals will send
shivers up your spine.
many musicians, MAGAS gives to the music community in two unique ways.
First, with his up-tempo minimalist songs, racing towards annihilation.
And second, running the influential record store WEEKEND RECORDS & SOAP
(Chicago) with his wife Bridgette Wilson. MAGAS is that unique individual
who can simultaneously operate a successful specialty record shop and
still create music that is uncontaminated by the hordes of records that
move through his shop each week. He uses his knowledge of record releases
to create a sound that is both fresh and educated. MAGAS has always
been on the outside of any one style or genre since his beginnings in
music, from Couch to Lake Of Dracula and The Many Moods of Marlon Magas.
Forever" is the follow up to the ground-breaking 12" EP "Bad Blood"
on Ersatz Audio last year. As with "Bad Blood," MAGAS once again employed
the co-production assistance of Adam Lee Miller of ADULT., and together
they produced another fantastic album that will surely stir the waters.
makes driving Doomsday disco sound like the best idea in the world.
A star is born." -Vice
unstoppable force of electronic no wave, thick beats, vindictive synths,
and vocals to chill your blood." -Boomkat
will find something unique, driven by a strange and individual mindset,
which is something that everyone who loves music must surely be seeking."
album's 11 tracks belong in rock clubs as much as they do on dance floors."
-San Francisco By Guardian
often sounds like an electro version of rockabilly punk favorites The
Cramps. I'd even be tempted to try out the term 'electrobilly' if there
were any chance that anyone but Magas (or Quintron) were likely to make
a record like this in the future."
We Like Amoeba 2003 Year End Staff Pick