Subtitle: The Structure Of A Glitchy Haze.
Or perhaps that should be, “A Trumpet Of Ones Own”, but if I can’t blow my own trumpet on my own blog then where can I?
This is old news now but worth recording.
Once again on 13 January 2013, while I was busy publishing my first EP on bandcamp, I was delighted to find Marc Weidenbaum at disquiet.com gave me a positive write up for one of the tracks on it.
I have copied and pasted it below.
The Dark Lull
The structure of a glitchy haze from Mark Ward
Mark Ward does his best to underplay his track, but it’s a wonderfully glitchy bit of atmospheric play, and shouldn’t be missed. In his post, he mentions trimming it down (but it’s still over five minutes long), and he limits his description to the following: “Electronic babble, guitar drones and stretched voices.” That doesn’t get to the way the pitter patter, pixel-thin, razor-sharp beats prick at the light, ethereal drone of haze that he’s created. Nor does it begin to touch on the track’s structure, the way a deep lull intrudes midway through, tricking the listener into a dark space by suggesting the newfound quiet initially as a luxurious pause, when in fact it’s a tonal shift that flirts with willful, if artful, discomfort.