"Hands & Feet" b/w "Stigma"
— Each purchase includes a multi-format download redeemable via Bandcamp.
Lauer returns from Mascat’s orbit to New York City’s Beats In Space Records with a new two-tracker, Hands & Feet / Stigma.
Since 2012’s Mascat Ring Down, Lauer ditched city life for a quiet village outside of Frankfurt. Lauer embraced the space for his young family and settled his creative headquarters in a quaint attic studio. The new environments and housemate, a slumbering infant son, inspired these two songs to breathe a delicate and patient air.
Recorded during the first summer of his new domesticity, both tracks swell with echoed piano riffs buoyed by Lauer’s dependably precise programming. “Hands & Feet” rides galactic grooves alongside patient 303 lines and melodies reminiscent of Fourth Floor Records’ finest.
“Stigma” digs deeper into pop nostalgia, tugging at the heartstrings of a teenage romance’s memory. Crystalline chords lead layered arpeggios through inspired ‘80s Top 40, mechanized with a distinctly Lauer-ian machine funk.
Each 12″ on Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. Kensei Yabuno recasts Mascat’s squid into a pez dispenser for the vinyl cover of Hands & Feet / Stigma. The 12″ packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
Lauer’s Hands & Feet / Stigma is available now on Beats In Space as a limited edition 12” and across digital formats. Physical purchase includes a free, high-quality, multi-format download.
Side A (45 RPM)
A1. Hands & Feet
Side B (45 RPM)
01. Hands & Feet