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Alex Spencer has released his arrestingly sinister neo-classic score, Tachycardia

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Alex Spencer, made his debut earlier this year with his neo-classically polyphonic instrumental track, A Brief Intro; with his latest release, Tachycardia, he’s moved into trepidation-laden Bernard Herrman territory.

With the unnerving strings and bleakly carnivalesque arpeggios, Tachycardia is almost enough to do what it says on the tin and elevate your heart rate through the arrestingly sinister progressions. After hearing it, the fact that Alex Spencer bounces from one style to the next is almost disappointing. Yet, based on Tachycardia, we’re pretty certain that anything he brings to the airwaves will be nothing less than phenomenal. He’s set the bar exceedingly high for himself. We can’t wait to hear what follows.

Tachycardia is now available to stream on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Marilyn Joy has released her latest quaintly striking single “Criminal Eyes”

https://marilynjoy.bandcamp.com/track/criminal-eyes

Marilyn Joy has followed on from her 2018 album “Crystal D’Arke” with the uniquely striking Alt Pop single “Criminal Eyes”.

With the playful adventurous polyphonic tone in Criminal Eyes, there’s a palpable sense that Marilyn Joy’s overriding aim with the soundscape was to create a simple, accessible, yet authentically creative single. And she definitely succeeded by creating a track which sits between what you’d expect from David Bowie and the Post Punk pioneers Magazine. It’s all too easy to devoutly give your attention to the descriptive, poignantly penned and dramatically delivered lyrics.

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we certainly appreciate the distinctive authenticity.

You can stream and download Criminal Eyes for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast