Marlon Cherry – ‘Fever Dreaming In Lo-Fi’

Fever Dreaming In Lo-Fi is a gripping new album from New York-based artist Marlon Cherry. The production is an eclectic treat, spanning from jazzy sophisti-pop charms to dreamy alt-rock. “Life is just a dream,” the vocals repeat on “By This River,” evoking a common dream-centric theme throughout, referenced in the album title alongside its analog, direct to tape recording method. A stirring sound presents throughout the album, which also features Terre Roche (guitar, erhu, vocals) on “Blessings” and Susan Hwang (vocals) on “Desire.”

Amongst the many highlights, “Sleeptalking” immerses with its twangy guitars and introspective lyrical pursuits, emphasizing that the “delirium’s passing,” into a more serene disposition — punctuated by wordless vocal soothing amidst the jangling guitar hypnotics. “Desire” shows a different style entirely, invoking a doo-wop nostalgia with its responsive vocal work. Elsewhere, “By This River” intrigues in its late-night synth/guitar interplay, showcasing a lusher though equally compelling disposition. Fever Dreaming in Lo-Fi fully compels in its range of aesthetical pursuits and quality songwriting.

“The Daily Muse” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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