Marshlands EP

A 4 track electronic ep (21m 29s) — released March 16th 2023 on Natural Frequency Records

The Marshlands EP is the first release from Crooked Finger (SZE Records, Secretsundaze Studios) on Natural Frequency Records.

The tracks are connected to and inspired by the artist's trips to the North Essex coastline, the landscape and the marshlands of that area. "The marshes have this isolated and lonely beauty, they're kind of inaccessible but alluring and totally unlike the seaside beaches where the majority of people flock. All of this finds its way into these pieces of music."

"Goose" is a real burner, taking its time to build the intensity with dub chords, rapid snares and tape FX recorded via an old WEM Copicat, then the 303 brings us home. Inspired by long walks contemplating that feeling of pure power in nature.

Next up is "APR", full of rust and dust, sounding like it was pulled from deep in the mud having washed up to shore years ago.

"EightyEight" takes to the floor with a big ol bass line driving the track and drums that feel right at home clattering around a '95 warehouse at 5am.

The closer of the EP, "Orange Wine", is a moody house number with an arpeggiator ear-worm backed up by more big bass and that vocal sample that keeps going. This one connects the dots between the comforting isolation of the dance and the marsh.

The 'Marshlands EP' will be released on 16th March 2023 via Bandcamp & streaming. Emotive Music out of London.

  • Kudos happily ship all items worldwide.
  • Shipping costs and delivery times are available here.
  • UK items are sent tracked as standard at no extra cost.
  • We aim to dispatch orders placed before 2pm on the same day.
  • We are unable to ship orders on weekends or Bank Holidays.
  • If you purchase a pre-order item amongst an order of in-stock releases, we will typically hold your order until all items are in ready to send.
  • Although we use all reasonable means to ensure that your order is delivered within a specified time, we cannot accept any responsibility for late deliveries due to circumstances outside of our control. We will do our best to inform you of any unexpected delay.