Masking Tapeworm EP

Sublamental Records

Masking Tapeworm comes to Sublamental as a gift from Count G, who found this treasure while wandering through the Greek islands of the Southeastern Aegean.

On these magic islands of exile, music is elemental, like the surrounding sea and the wind that barrels down the rockhills, still inspiring the youthful soul with the most archaic of bodily yearnings – the desire to dance.

The affinity of spirit is obvious. Grooves, playfulness, experimentation, improvisation, the occasional baffling twist, but in this case with an explicit intention to get body and soul to move. This is music for sultry nights, for intoxicated spirits that bask in the hide-and-seek of sensual summer grooves.

That’s why the Count whisked off Masking Tapeworm and his other Greek friends to the studio for an instant karma release of this EP – 4 songs of twisted funky joy. DJs of the world rejoice!

Beyond this music and the one photo he has agreed to have released, Masking Tapeworm wishes to remain inscrutable.

Island locals murmur, with some sarcasm, that he lives surrounded by heaps of old tapes from which he elicits with worm-like compulsion whatever sound can be saved before the irredeemable decay.

Getting him to give an interview or say anything at all as to what he’s up to has proven fruitless. All he has allowed us to gather is that, on this quickly recorded session of 15 minutes of music, he is responsible for what he mischievously calls “key-chains and guitar spliffs” and that he is joined by his equally puzzling friends, King Kong of Korinth (“bass instincts”) and Moutro Monstrum (“doldrums”).

If only we could get them to play live at The Interplanetarium…


Masking Tapeworm: key-chains, guitar spliffs, silk horns, vibes, tapes

with guests:
King Kong of Korinth: bass instincts
Moutro Monstrum: doldrums

on “Razor Valet”:

1) George-Ikaros Babasakis singing the Rebetiko National Anthem, recorded at the legendary bar Au Revoir in Athens (October 17, 2018)

2) Obrad Savić recounting a monstrous adventure on a Serbian bus, recorded in Belgrade (May 28, 2019)

All compositions and arrangements by Masking Tapeworm.

Recorded at Salty Mill Studios, Athens, Greece.
Mastered at Terra Inferma.
Produced by Count G.

Released August 20, 2019
Remixed and remastered by Count G at Riverside Studios, December 2021.

You can find out more about this release and many others at Sublamental Records