Maribou State ‘Wallflower’
After recieving kudos from BBCs Annie Mac and Pete Tong and Australia’s own Zan Rowe, Chris Davids and Liam Ivory are at it again bringing forth some of the most on point, rhythmic dance music you’ll hear all year.
Said to be released on June 1st via Counter Records (label repping ODESZA and Andreya Triana), ‘Portraits’ is beginning to assert these two Hertfordshire Englishman as a judicious producing pair, having an acute sense for sound and structure.
Maribou State use a structured base of percussion and broken beats, to create something instantly addictive. It drives you forward towards an orchestral climax with a progression of looming synths and soulful vocal cuts that create emotional ambiguity and an all consuming warmth inside of you.
Texturally rich with quality instrumentation and pristine production, ‘Wallflower’ acts as a promising glimpse into their debut record, ‘Portraits’. Maribou State hone a sound that is uniquely their own, emulating the exotic pulse of Gold Panda and the glistening atmospherics of Bonobo with a slinky twist.
Listen to more Maribou State via Soundcloud.
Words by Kirsty Marillier