The world of Archy Marshall must be a bleak one. His initial offerings as Zoo Kid introduced us to the pale young Londoner with the voice that seemed to come from decades past. When he reemerged as King Krule, accompanied by simply strummed jazz chords and a room filled with reverb, his sound was immediate and original. His first full length, 6 Feet Beneath The Moon, finds Marshall continuing down the familiar path laid down on his initial EP. This time around, now that he's been picked up by True Panther, he's got the help of producer Rodaidh McDonald. This adds some warmth to the sound, but still manages to preserve the rough hewed scars of Marshall's earlier work. The studio production also gives the vocals less noise to hide behind. Marshall's voice is pushed to the front, making for a more intimate feeling. The sparse instrumentation adds to this, as well. Occasional flourishes from McDonald add a misty effect, making it appear as if Marshall has disappeared into the fog. This is music to confess your sins by.
- music label: True Panther Sounds 2013
reviewed by Michu Meszaros 09/2013
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