Makeup and Vanity Set


April 8th, 2016

Wilderness was created as the auditory companion piece to Joey Ciccoline's film, Eidolon. It is not a soundtrack but, rather, an album that underscores the same world of dark mysteries, lossed loved ones and grappling with the conflicting nature of letting go.

  • A1 Polyhymnal
  • A2 Last Embrace
  • A3 Turing / Sequence
  • A4 Memory Cycle
  • A5 Senses + Dynamics
  • A6 Modification
  • A7 Adolscence
  • A8 Eidolon
  • A9 Results, Revision
  • A10 The Umbra / Heartbeat
  • B1 Monomorph
  • B2 With + Without
  • B3 Procession
  • B4 Hand in Hand
  • B5 The Silent Years
  • B6 Remember
  • B7 An Eternal Feeling
  • B8 Rec
  • B9 Transmit
  • B10 Disconnect, Goodbye
WILDERNESS is the tenth full-length album by American fantasy synthesist MAKEUP AND VANITY SET. The double-album is a long-form meditation on the technology of human life and death and features contributions from JASMIN KASET, BIG BLACK DELTA, THOMAS BARRANDON and THE PROTOMEN. The first proper follow up to the acclaimed formative album 88:88, WILDERNESS is a dense sci-fi concept album about outliving death through technology. Released on the synthwave label TELEFUTURE, the album lives in the tradition of the worlds of William Gibson or Stanisaw Lem, a cold, exacting futurist experience from start to finish.

All music by Makeup and Vanity Set
Narration by Della Saba + Logan George vocals on 'Adolescence' + 'Hand In Hand' by Jasmin Kaset
Vocals on 'Senses, Dynamics' by Big Black Delta
Vocals on 'Remember' by Raul Panther + Gambler Kirkdouglas of The Protomen
'An Eternal Feeling' by Makeup and Vanity Set and Thomas Barrandon
Live drums performed by Christian Williams
Drums recorded by Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes, January 2013
Label admin by Steve Jenkins for Telefuture Records + Michael Eades for YK Records
Art + design by Caspar Newbolt / Version Industries
Model / Sister - Victoria Siemer / Witchoria
Mastered by Gabe Liberti

Directed by Joey Ciccoline
Written by Daniel Shepherd
Concept by Makeup and Vanity Set + Joey Ciccoline


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