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THE DEBUT ALBUM
LANDING 06 APR 2022
From his base in Ireland’s Limerick City, Martian Subculture creates leftfield, lo-fi psych rock. Kooky, comatose guitars surround melancholy vocals on tracks that oscillate between themes of love, loneliness and interplanetary exploration. Recorded alone in a bedroom studio, Martian Subculture's 2019 EP Mars represented a broadcast from the stratosphere met with earthly acclaim. His forthcoming debut album, to be released via New York City independent label 22TWENTY, offers deeper insight into the martian state of mind.
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A prologue in the sense that is an introduction, Martian Subculture's debut album is a science-fiction landscape; a guided tour through an industrial Martian metropolis. Soundtracked by the gauzy melodica of Martian pop music filtering through the car stereos of interplanetary commuters and emanating from the subterranean bars where the planet's shift workers congregate after hours.
Expanding on the lo-fi psychedelia of its predecessor, the Mars EP, Bank Prologue is an assembly of sonic experiments inspired by jazz and funk from Arabic speaking parts of the globe from the 1960s to the 1980s, where artists operated without the restraints of recording processes and song structure that the West was seeking to solidify at the time. Formed over thousands of hours at Martian's home studio, the result is a ten track record that takes the effortlessness of earthbound pop and uses it as malleable material to bend to the shape of Martian music.
"Ultimately, the album is an experience of a city on an alien planet, which to the potential listener, highlights my experience of feeling alien on our own planet, as a human/artist/being." - Martian Subculture
METAL MAGAZINE // DAVID DEAN BURKHART // BIRP.FM
INDIE CURRENT // INDIE PULSE // NEW NOISE // ATWOOD MAGAZINE
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