The year is 2018. It has been 3 years since Maribou State since breakthrough debut album Portraits. While for some this may seem a long time, trust me - the wait was totally worth. I've been stuck on "Turnmills" for the past 24 hours and it's a maze hard to get out of.

The UK duo dedicated the track on a London club with the same name, which shut down in the late 2000s. Speaking of the events which led up to the birth of "Turnmills", Liam & Chris share:

Turnmills was where we first experienced electronic music in a club setting. It’s a totally different and transformative listening experience and that communal spirit, atmosphere and feeling has inspired the way we've made music. Clubs are such important hubs for music discovery, especially of songs that you might have overlooked in a different setting. Partly through the feeling in the room and also through the memories attached to the records you hear.

We wrote ‘Turnmills' the day after a Dama Dama label party at the East London club Shapes (shut down in 2016). Our studio is housed in the same building actually… Anyway the vibe of the night brought back memories of our formative clubbing experiences and that energy ended up being channeled straight back into the studio the next day.

The track belts out so nicely, it's just a perfection. And while it feels somehow minimal, the abundance of sounds throughout those 5 minutes is impressive. Absolutely stoked for what the guys have in mind for 2018!

posted by Ivo
May 2018