Saturday, October 28, 2023

Markus Floats - Fourth Album [Constellation 174]

Released via Montreal's Constellation Records on October 20th, 2k23 is Markus Floats' "Fourth Album", the - obviously - fourth longplayer in a series of numbered albums which started all the way back in 2017. Once again fusing his avantgarde leaning electronic-infused compositions with additional contributions from a carefully picked set of guest artists which are Ari Swan, James Nichols Dumile Goddard and Lucas Huang Marcus Floats presents a total of of twelve brand new pieces laid out over the course of 32 minutes, with some of them being mere miniatures of under two minutes length. Musically, the "Fourth Album" explores a sonic range from friendly, curious and playful Future Jazz meets scenic Indietronica to highly detailed, ever cascading dance numbers such as "Death" which surely is drawing inspiration from Modern Classical arrangement techniques to the ominous brooding bass pulses of the aptly named "Interlude", the creaky, unsettling off-harmonies presented in "Death (Pt. 2)" whilst "Second Introduction" pairs short, noisy, Plunderphonics-informed sequences with, again, playful and uplifting Modern Classical variations just to name a few. Defo one for an avantgarde-informed audience interested in non-linear composition, this.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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