by Callum Twigger in Video on Monday 17 September 2012

A more focussed application of low tempo electronic music than M83’s saccharine, stadium-grade bombast; Bat for Lashes’ new track Marilyn is a reminder of the disciplined aestheticism behind Natasha Khan’s music. It’s a nocturnal track; delicate, cold, and perhaps a dream, but still human. Pushing an analog four-note synth progression to one side of the track and the drum machine to the other, Khan utilises each successive chorus to unite the elements into a crescendo. Marilyn is currently available free for download here, and Bat for Lashes’ The Haunted Man is out October 15 on Capitol.