• Whatever happened to Leon Mar?

    6 Nov 2007, 22:02 by othiym23

    Burial's Untrue is kicking loose a flood of memories, and one of the many things it's yanked out of deep storage is happy memories of Arcon 2, Reinforced's darkest and weirdest drum'n'bass auteur. Both twist R&B, dark atmosphere and bass into unfamiliar shapes, and both break through into a curiously soothing and emotive moonlit majesty. Arcon 2 was Leon Mar, who put out a few other house and drum'n'bass singles as Torus and oil after he stopped making Arcon 2 tracks, and then fell off the face of the earth a few years ago. It's too bad, because he would have been a natural at and .

    While I'm muttering about lost treasures and shuffled house, when is somebody going to bring out a Ghost / El-B compilation? Dubstep latecomers like me would snap that shit up in a picosecond.