6 Feet Beneath The Moon
King Krule = Majical Cloudz / Ol’ Dirty Bastard + Tom Waits
There are certain artists whose styling pervades mystery. King Krule's, a.k.a. Archy Marshall, distinguished sound feels natural as opposed to sounding like an overzealous pop artist, which places him in that category of mystery. His debut LP manages to blend light jazz with minimalistic trip hop, while the music itself remains folk at its core. Marshall’s voice is a combination of Kurt Cobain's pain and torment mixed with the clouded confessionals of Tom Waits. This album feels like Marshall took the vibe of Van Morrison's classic folk album, Moondance, and dragged it through London's underground, encountering a few alleyway beatings and a few bad breakups along the way. It’s an impressive and intimate debut that requires studious listening to understand, and understanding this record comes easiest when listened to at night.