Fantasy And Horror Unite On Chicago Artist Fire-Toolz’s New Single “?”

Her first release on Hausu Mountain Records is proof that musical boundaries are meant to be pushed.

January 31, 2017
Fantasy And Horror Unite On Chicago Artist Fire-Toolz’s New Single “?” Fire-Toolz

Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist producer Angel Marcloid — who records under the moniker Fire-Toolz — knows a thing or two about fusion. Drawing upon heavy tech influences, sensual sax, and even a sample of "My Boo" by '90s Atlanta hip-hop group Ghost Town DJ's, Marcloid beautifully defies genre boundaries with her new single from her forthcoming album, Drip Mental. "?" is a glossy electronic collage of haunting screams and '90s-inspired melodies that evokes an image of a dark fluorescent car ride down Mulholland Drive.

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"'?' came together more quickly than I could process," Marcloid told The FADER over email. "I had most of it put together in my head by the time I had laid down only a piece of the melody. It's like it was begging to exist, so I worked as fast as i could. '?' stands somewhat isolated from the other tracks on Drip Mental, in terms of atmosphere and style. The track serves in my mind as a kind of belated ending to my previous album, Even The Files Won't Touch You — like another chance to grow and shift the perspective of that album closer to reality than to delusion. I couldn't put into words a proper name, aside from the assigned working title, so I let that circumstance give it its name."

Chicago label Hausu Mountain Records will release the new Fire-Toolz album Drip Mental digitally on February 3 and on CD and cassette on February 24.

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