MARC,BEN <br/> <small>GLASS EFFECT </small>

MARC,BEN
GLASS EFFECT

INNOVATIVE LEISURE

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UPC: 810874024732
Label: INNOVATIVE LEISURE
Format: LP
Release Date: May 6, 2022
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"it's full of strength, beauty and speaks to the future" - NPR

"The music swirls and floats past like a multicolored cloud" - STEREOGUM

"swirling arrangements—which synthesize jazz, hip-hop, neoclassical, and electronic" - PITCHFORK

"Overlapping club tropes with jazz improvisation, Ben Marc has gradually finessed a unique style, one that could only come from London" - CLASH

Producer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Marc, who’s emerged as a key figure of London’s cutting edge jazz scene, has just announced his debut full length, a follow up to last September’s widely acclaimed Breathe Suite EP (heralded by NPR, Pitchfork, The Wire, The Guardian, and more). Glass Effect is an assured and accomplished 13-track realization of a singular vision that unifies a multitudinous profusion of influences (free-jazz, broken beat, hip-hop, electronica and beyond) into a sublime whole, underscoring the evolution of his quest for a distinctive sound: lambent, low-key, and yet dizzyingly intricate.


It’s a rare talent that can link Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke, Afrofuturists Sun Ra Arkestra, and grime legend Dizzee Rascal, but Marc has long blurred musical worlds and criss-crossed boundaries. One of the reasons that he started writing Glass Effect, says Marc, was going to nightclubs in Ibiza and experiencing the heady sun-dappled euphoria of a summery dancefloor, as well as the beat-driven production of artists like Four Tet, Bonobo, Machinedrum, DJ Shadow, and Madlib.

 


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