Marcus Alan Ward
Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Marcus Alan Ward brings his magnetizing brand of Psychedelic Electronic Pop to MidPoint from Cleveland. Formerly performing under the name Freeze-Tag, Ward revamped his sound after his first EP, Eskimo, molding it into deftly layered and intricately rendered songs that are as hypnotic as they are poignant. “Superposition,” from his latest album, Last Night I Grew Tentacles, is a short, enticing siren’s call, with more than a hint of Prince dripping from Ward’s sexy, drawling vocals. Much of the album meditates on various aspects of love as crooned by Ward, with calculated, almost math-y guitar and found sounds (also performed by Ward). A live visual-art element elevates his music to stimuli for all the senses.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: TV On The Radio, Prince, D’Angelo, Caribou. (LS)