Welcome to the February edition of Office Hours where class is in session even in the face of a massive snowstorm! Last week you were treated to an interview from President Hoodie with Marshall Art, and this week I have the distinct pleasure of reviewing their recent self-titled release.
Marshall Art is an international collaboration between NES master Jeffrey Roberts (jmr) and guitarist Mikhail Ivanov (streifig). Fresh off their performance at MAGFest 13, jmr and streifig have hit the ground running with the release of their new album ‘Marshall Art.’ One of the most interesting things about this duo is their wide array of musical influences – make sure to read Hoodie’s interview linked above for a comprehensive list. There are some predictable names on their list, but some of the more obscure and avant garde artists piqued my attention. Such a wide array of influences is indeed on display in each track of this album; time to dive in! (more…)