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Marcus Whale - If (demo)
Nov 12, 2015
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67 times
Why do we like this?

Chances are that you're well aware of Marcus Whale's movements, as a part of both Collarbones and Black Vanilla. "If (demo)" is his first foray into life as a solo artist, and it is both totally original and totally mesmerizing.

The track opens with dissonant piano chords and incredibly unsettling buzz of distant strings that literally make me feel uncomfortable. Whale's voice comes in shortly after, with a comparatively soothing, if eerie-as-hell melody. Slowly, the track begins to intensify and a rhythm - or a percussive layer, at least - begins to form. Just shy of the three-minute mark, the rhythm drops, and the track's atmosphere immediately opens to a shuffling, eclectic dance-floor vibe. 

This is a really impressive, not to mention unique solo debut from the enigmatic Sydney artist. The single comes along with the news that he has just signed to Melbourne-based label Good Manners, so keep an eye out for more new music right around the corner. 

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