Using samples from childhood recordings and CCM hits as a starting point, Man of Anxiety is an exploration in looking backward in order to find peace in the present. Examining the connections between being a new father and lived paternal relationships and the overbearing presence of patriarchy in all facets of life. The sound can be described as "post-new wave", pulling from influences like OMD, Severed Heads, and Human League to create off-kilter but richly textured electronic pop songs.
Magical Trash is the solo project of Mark E. Carter. He has been writing, recording, and playing music since his teenage years. This project initially started as a challenge to write and record an EP for every month of the year in 2016. Since then Magical Trash continues to be a creative outlet for fusing synth and computer-based composition and experiments with post-punk guitar, drum, and vocal aesthetics.
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