Video Premiere: Morton Valence “Skylines Change / Genders Blur”

There’s a sinister darkness to the latest single from Morton Valence.  The opening song from the album ‘Black Angel Drifter’ is a chaotic blend of genres, an unrelenting, atmospheric blast of apocalyptic sound.  Discordant, disturbing, unsettling.  The sound of Ennio Morricone is blown apart by crashing guitars and distortion.  This is probably unlike anything you’ve heard before. 

Anne Gilpin and Robert ‘Hacker’ Jessett, the London-based vocal duo behind Morton Valence, call this ‘urban country’ and that is as good a definition as any for music that is virtually indefinable.  The atmospheric new album, their seventh, was actually released in 2016 but was not identified as a Morton Valence album until now with its remastered re-release on 29th January on the wonderful Cow Pie Ltd.  Check out our album review here.

It was originally an experimental side-project but ‘Black Angel Drifter’ could not seem more relevant here in 2020.  It has found its place and time and we are delighted to share the video premiere of ‘Skylines Change / Genres Blur’.  Listen to it again and again because the textures and layers only fully reveal themselves over repeated listens.  Check it out.

About Andrew Frolish 621 Articles
From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Lukas Nelson, Midland, Jarrod Dickenson.

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