London quartet, Marine just released a new single entitled, Mount Olympus and after one pass, I’m hooked. Hypnotic and pulsive, the drumming and other deeply-rooted rhythm tracks make Mount Olympus’ groove, infectious and worthy of removing your hands from your keyboard/phone/steering wheel for one of those, devoted listens.
It’s also a track worthy of steeping in certain personal playlists/collections for later tastings. The vocal performance is the real story here. Multi-layered female voices mix vibrato and smooth, falsetto and the low, sexy and smart, whispers and aggression; they all meld to make Mount Olympus worthy of early Tori Amos or Annie Lenox stature. Over-driven guitars, string sections and symphonic percussion sounds are used tastefully throughout Mount Olympus rendering it one of those, “genre-less” tracks; they’re few and far between and highly collectable.
Marine has recently been signed to The Vinyl Factory and has upcoming 2018 shows in London, Bristol and Brixton.
Chris Ambrosino hails from the Catskill region of New York and has been a performer and songwriter since 1987. He also has worked as an art director and graphic artist for several organizations. Chris currently plays and writes for indie band, Blue Ribbon and is a contributing writer for the Alt. Daily blog and For The Love Of Bands website. He has resided in Hampton Roads, VA since 1994.