Boomkat Product Review:
Murlo regroups with Mixpak for a 3rd EP of squeaky clean but rude UK productions, stretching out and hunching up between the chambeR&B tone of Coil at the front and the electroid UKF long of Tired Of You at the back via standout vocals turns from Gemma Dunleavy in between.
“UK producer Murlo returns to Mixpak for his third EP, Club Coil, a glistening, six-track release of bold R&B futurism and subtle club tropes, complete with illustrated artwork and hand-animated videos made by Murlo himself.
A fitting follow-up to his two previous records, the instrumental Odyssey EP and entirely vocal-driven Jasmine, Club Coil is a mature and emotive club dreamscape that embraces depth of feeling on a cohesive mix of songs and pure dance tracks.
Tightly bound by his singular palette and classic aqua-melodies, Club Coil explores opulent ambient landscapes in “Coil”, curveball R&B on “Velvet & Rust”, a flash of classic club ammo on the giddy bassline jaunt “Moss” and a fierce catharsis on “Tired of You”.
Long time collaborator Gemmy Dunleavy gives us the forlorn love song “I Need”, gliding and 2-stepping her way through a free-floating structure, duetting with fluttering synths. Soulful and longing on the shimmering and weightless “AFK”, Gemma’s bittersweet romance and soulful tone sits perfectly with Murlo’s soft and delicately worked textures.
As always, Murlo is irreverent to genre and sonic norms, and Club Coil only serves to amplify just how thoroughly unique an artist he is, one who remains totally unmoved by the world that exists beyond his own.”