Glasgow synthpop/coldwave duo Marina Zispin (made up of Bianca Scout and Martyn Reid) have revealed their new single “Flowers In The Sea“.
The track features on their new EP ‘Life And Death – The Five Chandeliers Of The Funereal Exorcisms’, out today September 1st via Night School Records. Buy it here.
The EP pulls back the veil unto a nocturnal scene populated by shadows, embers burning coldly in the underworld. Marina Zispin is your guide, siren and protector both.
Life And Death… is the duo’s debut release, five chandeliers of melancholic, vibrant synth pop twinkling in the inky blackness. Bianca Scout is a celebrated musician and dancer with a number of solo and collaborative works in her discography, while Martyn Reid is a mainstay of the UK noise and power electronics scene, most recently with solo project Depletion.
Marina Zispin largely eschews both Scout’s deconstructed approach to song and Reid’s focus on visceral, noise- based productions; the result is a new entity, the underground pop star that exists only in darkened dreams.
‘Flowers In The Sea’ opens with an austere 4/4 beat and hypnotic synth parts before Scout/Zispin floats in across the lagoon. Scout’s vocal tone is an instant winner, sweet like honey pouring down over the cold, robotic productions, and stereo-panned synth work. We can almost see the petals drift into the horizon before being pulled under by the artist’s sadness.
Take a listen below.
- Flowers In The Sea
- Backworth Golf Club
- Ski Resort
- Surprise Party