So, it goes. The search for another song to write about, and this week I came across a spooky track from Young Marble Giants, titled Choci Loni. The track, as most Young Marble Giants tracks, is extremely simplistic, comprising of a drum machine, Stuart and Phillip Moxham’s stratifying guitar and bass lines, and Alison Stuart’s whisper like voice. Normally when people talk about Young Marble Giants it’s normally cause they can’t get over that the band used a drum machine for the entirety of their existence or they talk about Alison Stuart. BUT for this track I’m just gonna say that the bass line is the bees knees. Like I could listen to that bass line on a looooop. I love tracks where the guitar plays a complimentary role to the bass, and the distortion that Stuart Moxham adds with his guitar is the perfect counter balance to cut through the heavy and rich bass line.
The song is eerie and sort of foreboding; I could totally picture Michael Myers jamming to this song. As the sun sets on Halloween, He would rummage through his record stash and play some Young Marble Giants as he sharpens his knife and slips on his mask. But I could also just listen to this song when I just want to stare at the dark sky or walk alone on a cold night, where Michael Myers preferably wouldn’t murder me. Either way please check out this track and please enjoy the timeless bass line that Philip Moxham has wrapped around my soul.