Magical Trash

Last Year

Last Year

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"Last Year" is a compilation of tracks pulled from a series of twelve EPs written and recorded during each month of 2016. Recording these EPs started as a personal challenge but quickly became a carthartic form of journalling for a year spent moving abroad, from Portland, OR to Amsterdam, NL, and witnessing the chaos observed and the helplessness felt during (and after) the 2016 US elections from afar.

This songs selected from the twelve EP series represent the breadth and scope of the project, edited and remixed into a cohesive whole. The resulting full-length album, "Last Year", will be released digitally on September 1st, 2017.


  1. Another River
  2. Sundaze
  3. Dormouse
  4. Clicktivist
  5. Anticipation/Survival
  6. Bored
  7. Don't Despair
  8. Ought
  9. Protectors
  10. Dawn
  11. Sportsball

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Mark E. Carter


Magical Trash is the solo project of Mark E. Carter. Started as a recording-only challenge to write and record music with a minimal setup of a Teenage Engineering OP-1 and an electric baritone Mark has begun playing these songs live while still using this minimal setup. Originally from Indiana, Mark lived in Portland, OR for nearly a decade before making the jump across the pond to Amsterdam, NL.

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