Marshall Van Leuven – “Guess Tape”


A new single from Marshall Van Leuven, “Guess Tape” makes a strong impression in under two minutes of runtime, showcasing a bursting psych-friendly escalation from suavely sporadic vocals into an enthused, heightening engrossment. “What a waste of time, everything is fine,” the initial vocals shrug, then lamenting a certain yearning. “I feel fine,” multiple vocal layers emerge thereafter amidst a translucent string-touched reflection, ascending further in pitch in a final 30 seconds of intriguing effervescence.

The track comes via the new EP, Soft, Soft, Softer:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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