Marly Lüske has released tracks under the moniker, Tidy Kid since 2006, tiptoeing over a broad palette of sounds, including traverse electronica, lo fi folk, alt pop, acid, glitch, ambient and techno.
With the latest Album, “Five Fires”, listeners may think they are in for a lo-fi alt pop experience as “Blue Car at the Beach” and “Organ and Nylon” bring a melancholic, nostalgia soaked re-run of memories projected through a paisley patterned, sun coloured, glass prism. There is beauty and sadness in the warmth of these songs, and a tenderness and vulnerability that contemporaries such as Black Moth Super Rainbow and Warp Records artist Bibio would be proud of. But you are soon thrown an LSD slicked curveball with Baby Bear, a braindance number opening with Hardcore breakbeats and dropping into 4/4 drums overshot with shimmery synth stabs a la Luke Vibert circa 96. This a signpost in a journey that descends into a bubbling, bouncing vortex of IDM that references Rephlex Records and early Warp Records inflected sounds; the latter of which the artist states as a considerable influence.