Even over a year after it’s initial release, Marble’s House Music is still one of my favorite bandcamp releases ever. Although he hasn’t been flooding us with new material, Marble has remained on of the artists we’ve been most excited to see grow and improve. Listening to House Music though it’s hard to imagine he needs to improve very much more to still be one of the most creative artists around. Which is exactly why Relief in Abstract is prepping a House Music [Deluxe Edition] to drop in february. To remind everyone of why they should be excited they just dropped the newest video for the track “I Feel”. It’s really good. Enjoy.
I just want to start this post out by telling everyone to listen to Marble’s House Music EP which he released earlier this year if you haven’t already because even though it went under a lot of peoples’ radars it was one of the best and most creative releases of the year. For this EP, Marble took the beautifully bold lead single, “L.L.”, off of House Music and assembled a talented and diverse roster of some of the best producers on the Soundcloud scene right now to remix it. Ta-Ku contributes a unique rap-influenced remix that samples Kanye’s greatest hook ever, Blackbird Blackbird twisted the track into a dark and melancholy shadow of the original, B.Lewis turns the track into a party-ready banger, fellow Orlando producer GRANT’s remix adds funk bass and staggering drums, and Ruddyp finishes off the EP with a trap rework. Remix EP’s can definitely get boring very quickly, but for this EP the remixers styles all differ enough to keep it exciting all the way through. Stream B. Lewis’ remix below and the whole EP after the jump.
Last night I was excited to learn that Alex DeWahl of Glamstick and Marble had released his debut full project in the form of an EP under his Marble moniker. The title of the EP, house music is slightly misleading because the EP isn’t made up of House music at all, but extremely experimental electronic music, blurring the lines of genres. Although the EP stands alone as a great work no matter what, the fact that DeWahl is able to be so successfully original with such an experimental sound at his young age makes the project that much more impressive. With psychedelic reworks of previous tracks recorded as Glamstick, “Wavey Davey” and “Groups”, DeWahl shows the interesting and psychedelic progression his style has made over the past two years. Stream two of my favorite new tracks from the EP “Nude” and “David” below and hit the jump to listen to the full EP and download for the very fair price of $1.
Here is a new very experimental track from Alex DeWahl of Glamstick under his new moniker, Marble. Unlike the previous track we heard from Marble, “L.L.”, “Bleach” isn’t so much around different sounds forming chord progressions, but around an interesting sampled Billie Holiday loop. Similarly to “L.L.” though, “Bleach” possesses a similar odd, out-of-tune charm that is incredibly unique. I’m having trouble thinking of anything to compare this song to which is why I think Marble is an important artist to look out for. Most young artists stand on the shoulders of other artists, and although there are many great young artists bringing new things to the table these days, I can’t think of anyone being as boldly experimental at 17 as Alex DeWahl, and it is extremely entertaining to listen to. Stream and download for a “name your own price” option below via bandcamp.
Alex DeWahl of Glamstick has been pretty quiet for a while now, so it was really exciting to see that he released new music this morning. This time, Alex is going by the name Marble, and heading in a really experimental and exciting direction. “L.L.” is an extremely textured track with soft synths, layers of percussion varying in abrasiveness and DeWahl’s voice, which is filled to the brim with emotion and impressive confidence. For those who liked the familiarity and catchiness of songs like “Groups”, “L.L.” might be a little bit off-putting, but I see Alex’s bold foray into experimentalism as very successful so far, and I’m excited to see where he takes Marble as a project from here on out.