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Maribou State – “Wallflower”

British dance producers Maribou State keep dropping glistening, thoughtful dance tracks, and “Wallflower” is no different. It floats by on pristine, wobbly production, mimicking its wistful namesake. It’s a tough call between my initial favorite, lead single “Rituals” and this one, but the whispered chirps of warped vocal samples and swirling, orchestral climax put this […]

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Maribou State – “The Clown” (Feat. Pedestrian)

Maribou State producers Chris Davids and Liam Ivory never sing, so from time to time they’ll enlist vocalists to sketch out a narrative over their house-inflected tracks. The duo’s frequent collaborator Pedestrian — aka Jack Sibley — shows up here, punctuating “The Clown” with paper thin, airy vocals. Sibley lays out a relationship that’s more […]

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Maribou State – “Raincoats”

The first thing we heard from Maribou State producers Chris Davids and Liam Ivory was “Rituals,” a tranquil atmospheric smear of a track spiked with psychedelic guitar, and for “Raincoats” they utilize a similar pastiche of sounds. After the song’s initial wiry framework of synths and thick analog fuzz, various vocal samples flicker in and […]