Polish-British multi-instrumentalist Luke Marzec releases debut EP ‘Chances’

by the partae
Introducing Polish-British multi-instrumentalist: Luke Marzec
Debut EP ‘Chances’ released today
Watch ‘Will We Ever Carry On’
Live Dates
18th May – Live @ The Great Escape, Harbour Hotel, 7.15PM
23rd May – Live @ Peckham Liberal Club
“When I made this EP I was working a near minimum wage job managing my local pizza place in South East London. I saved up money to buy recording equipment and just began playing around. I was instantly inspired and motivated by my ability to surprise myself with nice sounds and recordings – I neither new how to work the equipment properly nor how to produce, and I didn’t have any expectations about what I would be making. I tried things out and chanced upon moments. When I found and captured something raw and beautiful, I would then craft these musical accidents into a piece of music, finding interesting ways to work the samples.
Chances is my first go at writing, recording and producing music on my own. It was very important for me to finish the work within a fixed timescale – before in my life I would lose so much work by striving for perfection and never attaining it. As I was new to producing and only had a demo version of the software I had strict parameters – 8 channels to record through, a fixed instrumentation and a fixed time scale. The process hence dictated parts of the product – the minimalism and simplicity, for example. When i made it I was living with my then partner, who gave a lot of advice and another point of view, validating a lot of things that I would have otherwise thrown away. I channeled a lot of the music styles that I love, often taking direct inspiration from certain artists – the sound is a unity of my love of soul, jazz, electronic, hiphop, trap and old school music. I got a lot of advice and inspiration from Bon Iver, Solange, Metronomy, Radiohead, Huerco S and Bob Marley.
On hearing it my dad said he knew I would be breaking up with my partner. I didn’t even hear this in the music. But as most of it was improvised and unplanned, I guess the more unconscious parts of my heart spoke through – it seems I was expecting a big change in my life. Immediately after finishing the EP I broke up with my partner and we parted ways. The EP was almost an exorcism.”
Praise for Luke Marzec
DIY – “it’s Marzec’s vocals that remain the standout, and they’re stunning enough to carry him to pretty massive things.”
Wonderland “prepare to fall in love with Luke Marzec
The Line Of Best Fit “Luke Marzec is the multi-talented maverick who creates beautifully articulate music that defies categorisation, blending genres to form something that is deeply atmospheric and always genuine in its delivery.”
CLASH “Luke Marzec‘s ‘Say One More Time’ Is A Poised, Spectral R&B Gem”
Indie Shuffle “a unique and soulful take on modern electronica”

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