Downtempo was always one of those genres in electronic music that could include a variety of musical concepts and sounds with one characteristic thread – slowed-down or slow-moving beats that would drive a song.
Vancouver electronic musician Marc-E surely follows that trend with his latest single “Before the Thought.”
As an artist who has always operated within sub-genres of Psybient and Psychill, Marc-E, adds quite a bit of cinematic touches to this composition, making it sound like it would perfectly fit into a late-night mood, but with some dark overtones that could also make it suitable for an imaginary, or quite real film noir.
What drives the song is this slowed-down, heavy bass beat that gives it that late-night and film noir overtones at the same time.
Talking about it, Marc-E notes, “I wanted to create something with a much heavier sub-bass than my last few releases. Something that is sure to shake the subs. I believe I was successful. My music has always been a blend between psychedelia and spirituality. This track leans more to the psychedelic side.”
Play it in pitch dark.
Marc-E – “Before the Thought” Review
Some late-night/film noir floats in Marc-E's latest single "Before the Thought."