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ARTIST
TITLE
A Fading Virtue By Passing Time
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
MARIONETT 002EP MARIONETT 002EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/1/2017

"A Fading Virtue By Passing Time is a familiar cocktail served in an oddly shaped glass. The pulse of Laurine Frost's music is, on the one hand, in the mould of a Perlon record, but the Hungarian's studio technique leans towards electroacoustic composition. Frost's bristly sound design is unsettling because it's so bare, but it's also present in a way that feels intrusive -- each piece of clanking percussion is a guest at a party standing a little too close to you. The gloopy drums and rich bass of 'Marionette Manifesto' have a velvety touch to them, and together they stir a sticky, hypnotic groove out of very little The song's other textures, however, range from unsettling to 'what the fuck?' dungeon groans, helicopter blades, kazoos: it's all happening. 'Viburnum Opulus' uses the same suite of drums and some Star Trek lasers to wriggle into your personal space. It's engrossing, but I'm not sure it's quite worth 11 minutes of your time. I could have used more of 'Virtue' though, an earthy four minutes of jittery bass and marching snares that sounds like a jazz ensemble in an airing cupboard." --Ray Philp, Resident Advisor