Marlin A Grid Mode

An artist to watch for, Marlin Hanson offers one of the year’s best down-tempo outings in his Moby-like one-man electronica debut. An understated classic that weaves slide guitar and sampled blues vocals around moody rhythms and bass-dense tracks, A Grid Mode is a seriously well-executed audio endeavour of organically soaked West Coast electronica. Responsible for most of the guitar work as well as turntable action, Hanson keeps a spacious sound using his keen musical sensibilities to weave the sparse blues riffs, samples and rhythms exquisitely around a backbone of hip-hop and down-tempo, likely to grab the attention of both electronica and acoustic heads alike. (Humanfive)