Label: Morc Records – Morc 83 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition Country: Belgium Released: 9 Mar 2021 Genre: Electronic, Folk, World, & Country Style: Ambient, Drone
Great split LP of dark and lush homemade folk/psych on the excellent Morclabel.
Some labels arrive in a blaze of glory and generate a cloud of discogs scarcity, only to fizzle out in a glut of sub-standard product. Others, like Morc, just do what they do, and wait for the world to catch up. I feel shamefully late to the party with this label. But that’s probably as it should be. Active since 2005 it has stayed loyal to a core of international collaborators loosely adopting a lonely experimental take on diy psychedelia. Killer recent records from Luster, Roxane Métayer and Soccer Committee have made it into a cult label without even slightly compromising on its firmly diffident, low-key sensibility. This new release is a split LP shared between two veterans of the Label, French violinist Roxane Métayer and Scottish experimentalist Pefkin. And it’s a fine addition to the catalogue. Pefkin’s side is drawn-out and dreamy, all ink-in-water drones and seance vocals. While Métayer’s side is more rhythmic and hyper detailed, electronics, violin and mouth harp slide around each other, calling to mind Pauline Oliveros or one of those totally out Siberian ethnographic records. All in all, just good, weird, heart-wrenching music.