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MUAs at the End of the World

by Ariel Zetina

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Vanity 7 05:10
Bombshell 03:52
Channel 03:15


“Everyone is a makeup artist just as everyone is a musician”.

MUAs at the End of the World is a modern music mosaic - not only the EP’s metaphors and themes are varied throughout, the sound influences are wide-ranging too - from the grime elements of ‘Compact Mirrors’, to ‘Vanity 7’ being a reimagining of Vanity 6’s ‘Make Up’ with a trance twist, via the acid speed of ‘Channel’ which also includes elements of Belizean punta (notably the horn).

Ariel said about MUA's at the End of the World - “it’s stemmed from the rhythms of putting on makeup. And the perception of makeup as armor, barrier, stealth; makeup as a method for passing for trans women (and the politics of what it means to pass for a cis woman in general).” But digging more in depth, Ariel also mentions more key elements of this EP that are underlining throughout - such as makeup tutorials (and internet as method for passing on information) for a public broadcasting of private routines.

Photo credit Anneasha Hogan
Makeup by Daphne


released February 21, 2020


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