The press release starts off “Alex Tronic Records are proud
to be releasing the third Marvin Wilson album,” As well they
should be. This record is a real head-trip, the kind we have come
to expect from Monsieur Tronic – beats, electronica and bass.
Wilson has also spoken of “watching some of my favourite
films and remembering how they can make you feel,” This would
account for why this album has such a cinematic quality.
imagine car chases and slo-mo gunfights being played out to this
album. Tracks such as ‘Majestic Sleep’ and ‘Good
To See You’ draw you in and suck you right down to the blackhearted
core of this album, fuelled by frustration and pure anger.
of the album’s nine tracks has something special about it – a
synth part or a riff, maybe – that allows it its’ own
little moment in the sun. But what’s remarkable is how beautifully
the album, as a whole, flows. This is an album that has obviously
been made out of anger and frustration at the way the world is
heading. But it’s also a great fun record and that’s
what will keep people playing it, time and again.
©JONATHAN ROBERT MUIRHEAD 2009