Released back in March, Dominic J Marshall’s debut album on Inner Ocean Records Compassion Fruit exhibits his talents as a producer and multi-instrumentalist so well you’d think he’s been in the game for a decade with 5 albums behind him. There’s something about this project that feels authentic, raw mature and meticulous in its detail. It’s a dense listen that requires attentiveness, but it’s well worth it.
The spacey atmosphere and eerie vibe of songs like “Vampire’s Farm” feels like something Thom Yorke might experiment with on a solo album. “Shrooms” is an experimental trip, one with electronic glitches, a repetitive but hypnotic rhythm, and synths that make this track feel grand and colourful. Through the 13 tracks on this album, the diversity in sound and the extent of his jazz-infused experimentation makes this an intriguing listen.
Listen to Dominic J Marshall’s album Compassion Fruit through Bandcamp below, and make sure to support the music in any way you can.