Marsen Jules stunning sound project ‘The Endless Change Of Colour’ | Music News
When a friend of SCV sent us a preview link for the latest album from Marsen Jules this week, we had no idea what we were getting into and were given little background on the artist. Instead of diving into the background, we hit play and allowed the music to speak on its own. Fully immersed into a dream state, the tones are subtle in transformation but are always moving in shape. It’s music to relax and enter another dimension with. Releasing the full length The Endless Change Of Colour with 12K Records this month, this is an album we are very eager to get our hands on from the preview clip sent and the amount of material we have been going through this week from Marsen.
After reading through the process of how this music was created, we were even more impacted and affected by the results achieved. Marsen Jules’ latest work is a generative music piece upon a single phrase of an old jazz record split into three audio streams” mentions 12K Records in their press statement about this new LP from their label. These streams are transformed into loops which break the original instrumentation down into sound resembling pure waves, harmonics and overtones. These loops play to different time signatures to create phasing patterns that continuously move and dance around each other in a constantly-evolving lattice of sound. Long drones of beautiful tones that float together with a delicate exterior, it’s the type of creation that puts me into a peaceful state of mind. Music to feel and understand in ways that pop music can never touch. Read the official statement below and hit play on this grandiose sounding ambient piece sourced in the most unique of ways.
From 12K | http://www.12k.com/
In our, boxed, on-demand world where accessibility and recallability rule we can often forget the importance of the unpredictable or the joy of true discovery. Our lives are increasingly shaped by systems and patterns; downloaded, linked, and stored, that help us live, tell us when to go outside and what we will find when we get there. The mystery of our every day slowly seeps out of our lives like photograph bled of its color by the sun. There are fewer questions and too many answers.
The Endless Change Of Colour exists somewhere between our future and the mistakes and accidents we’ve made along the way. It is a celebration of both the system and the unexpected. Marsen Jules’ latest work is a generative music piece upon a single phrase of an old jazz record split into three audio streams. These streams are transformed into loops which break the original instrumentation down into sound resembling pure waves, harmonics and overtones. These loops play to different time signatures to create phasing patterns that continuously move and dance around each other in a constantly-evolving lattice of sound. Despite it being based on a very strict and limited set of rules the music could, in theory, be endless and ever-changing.
Here, the listener’s discovery is a quiet and engaged one. Ripples and pulses set within a field of color that sometimes feels like water, sometimes like air and sometimes like glass. Electronic tones hum with warmth and the softness of slumber. The patterns are there, familiar to our modern ears, but they’re not always what they seem. The wandering mind steers this one along more than the generative grid on which it was based and The Endless Change Of Colour becomes exactly as its title suggests.
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If you took interests in this track, check out his last full length Nostalgia, released on Oktaf Records.