I have supported most of Marina Trench’s releases so far, simply because she is able to deliver a very unique interpretation of House Music. Maybe she sounds a lot like House Music used to be back in the days, and maybe it is exactly that what I love so much about her tracks, maybe it is her unconventional way to execute these tracks-I really don’t know. What I know is, that most of her tracks work. They work very well to be more precise and this is no exception with her new EP our now on the ever reliable Wolf imprint.
The ‘Waterside EP’ is case in point. The title track is summertime ecstasy through and through. Undeniably catchy and packed with a club-ready punch, Trench sets off at pace, revolving the track around an ultra funky bassline as layers of percussion, echoing pads and delicate vocal refrains from Marina herself glide on through. It’s peak time, earworm business that bangs. Get up, ‘Get In’. Moving through the downright ethereal to some tough, dancefloor darkness. Sweeping pads and glitching arps ease you in before the breakdown leads to an unleashing of brooding bass chords and reverberating top end counterparts that marry with a mean acid bassline. Tough, tactile and firmly focused on the club. On the flip, ‘Train Call’ is a chopped jazzy deep house roller. Heavyweight piano stabs intertwine with deft twinkles as crisp hats dance around thumping kicks before ‘Straight’ eases you off into the depths of the night. A sumptuous little slice of deepness – meditative, trance-like calls from the ocean and pensive pianos provide a perfect soundtrack for the early hours.
All in all this is another superb offering of a still young artist. We need more of this!
4.5 out of 5
Reviewed by MANNIX