MARIE MADELEINE – SWIMMING POOL from ekleroshock on Vimeo.


Marie Madeline
‘Swimming Pool EP’
Ekler’o’shock Records

As you will see the accompanying video this is unquestionably a work of sheer genius, besides any man who has the balls to sing that deeply surely deserves to be admired. That assurance aside, this combines sultry pop sensibilities and playful funkiness with a bubbly chorus which simply hits the spot – the word POP is fully inflated on Swimming Pool. More nervous music follows on the tasteful Done & Over It, while Prisoner slows it down to an infectious cosmic-disco pace with epic deadpan vocals remaining thankfully intact. Next, three equally good remixes of Swimming Pool take the song in differing directions from Jacques Renault, Panteros 666 and Anteros & Thanaton whose acid drenched version works particularly nicely.  9

release: 19 Sept 2011


Patrick Bo featuring Keith Thompson
‘Grown Folk Music’
Waking Monster Media

It’s almost as if you only need to hear Marlon D’s tribal infused drums and you’ll be easily satisfied but then you would miss out on the tension building pads and of course Keith Thompson’s deep intonation talking about, back in the day. Sometimes this subject can get a bit tiresome but works well in this case with the aforementioned killer rhythm section and words selected. Remixes come from a frisky and jazzy Nightrhymes, an organ punctuated Patrick Bo original, and an off kilter Thompsonic Basemental version with effective shuffling snares and twisted keys. 8

Full release: 15 Dec 2011 

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