“Turnmills was where we first experienced electronic music in a club setting. It’s a totally different and transformative listening experience and that communal spirit, atmosphere and feeling has inspired the way we’ve made music,” says Liam. “Clubs are such important hubs for music discovery, especially of songs that you might have overlooked in a different setting. Partly through the feeling in the room and also through the memories attached to the records you hear.”
British duo Maribou State has recently released two tracks Feel Good (feat. Khruangbin) – as embedded – and a month ago Turnmills. These are their first releases since their breakthrough album from 2015 Portraits. The duo is formed by Liam Ivory and Chris Davids. Besides being great with their studio work, they are taking their new live show to an European tour, including Sónar 2018. The two tracks combine the best of downtempo electronic music, groove and pretty vocals.
Both mix electronic music production with some organic instruments and amazing vocals. Turnmills has an electric guitar, hypnotizing arpeggiated bass lines while being followed by soft vocals with some chorus at certain points. The track is dedicated to the legendary London nightclub of the same name that closed in 2008, which deserves our respect even more.
As for Feel Good, the track starts with an addictive guitar riff, followed by synths and vocals totally suitable for dancing. Maribou State’s two newest releases have been featured in our playlist Synths of Eden: