Marshall Watson – When Stars Align
Marshall’s a confusing chap. Never sure what you’re going to get. Drum & Bass? IDM? Techno? Ambient? None of that this time. We’re in the realms of Italian cosmic disco. Free download.
This isn’t the full-on synth extravaganza that would bring D out in hives. Oh no. This is way classier than that. This isn’t silly pron music. This has a gentle sashay and a bit of easy funk to go with the synths. Lots of smooth vocals. Very sun drenched. Very cocktails at 6pm.
If you want more, check out his Most Willing to Suffer EP ($5) of which I said “My Exploding Heart opens. This is a bassy number in an IDM vein that eventually breaks out the strings. I Want To Hold You Now is more IDM funk with distorted vocals. Stringy Harp Thingy is a bit of IDM that straddles the dream / nightmare border – despite being a silly name for a track . Overall, quality IDM. For anyone who likes Max Cooper.“