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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.


Disc 1



1Way We Are
2Sometimes Slow
3Dark Clouds
4Straight No Chasing
5Give Me Time
6Glass Effect
7First Batch
8Jaw Bone
9Keep Moving
10This Time Next Year
11Sweet Nineteen
13Make Way

Ben Marc - Glass Effect

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