Discovery: Marcel Heah

Malaysian experimental artist Marcel Heah has hit our radar with new track How Common.

By Graeme Smith

How Common is not your run of the mill track. With classical, folk and nautical influences, it’s difficult to shoehorn into any particular genre. I found myself reminded a little of Sigur Ros and Bjork listening to it, even though Marcel is from the other side of the world from those two Icelandic acts.

Largely instrumental, there is some effective use of vocalising that break you out of the accordion trance a couple of minutes in. How Common won’t be for everyone but I certainly enjoyed it. Check it out below and listen for yourself: