There’s a very pan-European feel about Marvin & Guy, and that’s not just because of their ambiguous bio, which places then somewhere between Jordan and the uninhabited sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island. The pair are in fact Italian, now residing in the Spanish Canary Islands, and it’s somewhere between the dance music of these two territories that their sound feels most at home. A synth-led Italo chug combines with the shimmering, melodic tones of John Talabot’s Hivern Discs (where the duo have previously released) to create something deep yet blissful.
Their new EP for Correspondant continues this trend with three epic (and we don’t use the word lightly) productions, totalling 25 minutes in all. Living up to its name, lead track ‘Targa (Long Drive)’ comes in at over 13 minutes, but don’t let that put you off in this age of incessant track skipping. A resplendent, all-consuming track, falling somewhere between the cosmic disco of Prins Thomas, the emotive techno of Innervisions and synth-led pop of Pional, will make your next quarter of an hour feel very very short indeed.
‘Music for Race’ is out digitall (25th March) and on vinyl (1st April) – pre-order from Juno.