Who Marta Mist are, we don’t know, but their music is so subduing that the details of persons behind are not as important as their music. This Leeds-based group began their career just few month ago with release of Distance/ Skeletal/ Union piece on Hibernate Records. Resembling Kyle Bobby Dunn or Stars Of The Lid, this 24-minute three-parts composition is ambient, tender drone mixed with contemporary classical music. At first, it sounds so calm and static, but the musical mass of instruments behind is moving towards bigger complexity and multi-layered subconsciousness. Frequencies vibrate, muted strings are rippling and you don’t know (and don’t need to), which part is playing, because the composition is nicely fluid and as if predestined to throw you into different way of musical perception.
These days, two new compositions are being released via Bigcartel. Marta Mist somewhat change their direction in favour for contemporary classical movement. Marta’s Lament is psalm lead by a dialogue of two weeping and crying violins. Dark mood is multiplied by raining, as if cut from some gothic movie. The result is splendidly moving and uneasy. Second piece, Fawn, is less expressive, but more evolved and colourful. This time, piano and cello are the solo instruments that paint a picture of sorrow and grievous peace. They moan, they sing, they flow. Marta Mist are worth checking for their tasty collage of dark emotions and captivating mourn.Tweet