I’ve collected the five best “studio” songs from Mil Mascaras, and added a demo-sounding song (“Lovemaker”) that I found on Soulseek. I purchased the 7″ which is just three songs, from Hozac Records, and the sound is impeccable. Crispy and clean.
Mil Mascaras sounds like what you would want everything to sound like. Repetitive throbbing basslines that shake you from inside, guitar chords that have hidden melodies inside, and a vocalist that repeats one cool phrase over and over in different scales.
The vocalist is so inside the music as she starts whirlpools of screams and lyrics. Every new breath is a new inflection, in a different progression, until she peaks, and then releases.
There are no horns but some songs give the impression of low tone brass because of the bass and guitar assonance. It’s not quite punk, nor uncontrolled rock n’ roll. It might pass through German cabaret, but the drum stomp belies its truly trashy roots. It’s actually French, and it’s fucking good.
01 – Fuzz
02 – I Said so Far
03 – French TV
04 – Best Trip
05 – She Always Dies
06 – Lovemaker (Z Radio, 3-25-07)