Alexis Marshall From ‘Daughters’ Releases Immaculately Haunting Debut Solo LP
Daughters quickly became one of my favorite groups with their chaotic and unnerving 2018 release You Won’t Get What You Want. So, when I saw Daughters vocalist Alexis Marshall released his debut album House of Lull . House of When on July 23rd this year, I was immediately drawn into hearing Marshall’s sound in a solo effort.
House of Lull . House of When is a nine-track 42-minute long piece of unremitting iniquity while stylistically being dronier than Daughters. The album is very much a different experimentation than Daughters, pulling in pieces of drums and piano lines to create unsettling ethereally soundscapes that don’t mesh with what you’d deem as a typical album.
The album as a whole is incredibly dynamic, demanding the listener’s patience, building up like an avant-garde horror film. Marshall has a similar vocal approach to Daughters, but the album is rather separate from anything the group had done before. It’s nice to see a solo album from a member of a group pursue a sound that isn’t the exact same thing as what they’d do in their main project.
I won’t lie to you, House of Lull . House of When isn’t for everyone. It’s not as mosh-put-inducing as Daughters and is a much more experimental route, which is saying something. Still, I personally love the album and can see myself putting it as one of my favorite albums of the year. Regardless, definitely check it out if you’re a fan of experimental music in general.
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