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Sequoyah Murray steps out with an LP on Thrill Jockey. Before You Begin is a set of synth-heavy and somewhat experimental indie-pop tunes, one that draws on the queer-pop stylings of Perfume Genius, Active Child and How To Dress Well while maintaining the questing soul of Calling Out Of Context-era Arthur Russell. This is a really strong debut record.

Limited Vinyl LP £21.49 THRILL492LPX

Limited edition hi-melt brown coloured vinyl LP on Thrill Jockey.

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Black vinyl LP on Thrill Jockey.

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Before You Begin by Sequoyah Murray
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8/10 Will 10 September 2019

MMMMMyes. 'Before You Begin' is a gorgeously moody offering from Sequoyah Murray.

Murray's voice is incredibly developed, mature, and complex. It can go from a broken moan like on 'I Wonder', to the confident belting in 'Penalties of Love', to a soulful, modern croon like on 'Sublime'. His range is amazing. It's rare you get someone with such depth and variety to their voice. 

There's crashing electronic percussion, chunky synths, and hyper-glossy production. It's a very modern sounding record but it edges into a weirdly modern a la Sophie or Autechre. There are human elements like the cute cowbells on 'Is Enough' and the strange, Spheruleus-meets-bossanova intro on closing track 'Before You Begin'. I so desperately want Spheruleus and Murray to team up - what a combo!

Sequoyah Murray has made a slightly mind-melting record. It's full of huge, powerful arrangements with a noticeable human touch. Oh, and that voice. 




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