MV Artist Buzz: Marley Carroll
Melanaster Records is proud to present 30 in 60, a brand-new live DJ mix that features the experimental looping and glitching techniques of Marley Carroll, a producer, DJ and instrumentalist based in Asheville, North Carolina. His debut album Melanaster was featured on NPR and is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby. 30 in 60, was created entirely live using Serato SL1 hardware, Technics 1210 M3D turntables, and Rane TTM56 mixer and features 30 tracks in exactly 60 minutes. The album cover substitutes for a track list – each square represents an artist featured in the mix. DOWNLOAD 30 IN 60 HERE (It’s free!)
Much of the material was developed specifically for Marley’s opening slot for Prefuse 73 in September of this year, and the highlights of those two hours were condensed to make this killer 60-minute workout.
Marley Carroll’s debut album, Melanaster, was the result of four years of meticulous bedroom alchemy by this prodigious multi-instrumentalist. It sounds like a lost Radiohead LP submerged in ten feet of salt water. Carroll created Melanaster entirely on his own. The album’s touchstones are found in the space between the beautiful haze of early-Nineties shoegaze rock (My Bloody Valentine) and the skittish rhythmic experimentalism of early-2000s IDM (Autechre, Squarepusher). The result is smeared, melancholy pop songs tethered to abstracted electronic rhythms.
Marley Carroll – Highway Hearts [download]