ALBUM REVIEW: Marcus Whale – Inland Sea

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Rating7Marcus Whale (Collarbones) has made an impressive artistic statement with his debut solo album. Released digitally, with an accompanying physical book, Inland Sea explores queer and colonial Australian history through a dark and oblique gauze of minimal electronica. It veers between militant tech-heavy drums and glitchy whirs of atmospheric sounds that can draw a timeline back through artists such as Bjork and Photek. There’s an ominous and heavy-lidded tone to Whale’s soulful voice as he builds layers of effected vocals, like mantras floating over the dystopian landscape below. All the while searching for answers and self-fulfilment in the modern world.

Chris Familton

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