Wow, Marizane sounds like David Bowie. A lot.
Of course, there's a really good reason why Marizane sounds like David Bowie; gee could it be due to the fact that sixty percent of Stage One was produced by Tony Visconti, whose claim to fame was producing...you guessed it, David Bowie? You guessed it! Throw in a couple of members of the Wondermints (AKA the Brian Wilson's Beach Boys) and there's no way that Stage One could be anything less than unrelenting sunshine-tinged glam-pop.
Just listen to "The Alien Christ," and you'll think you're listening to a long-lost outtake from The Man Who Sold The World. Throw in a little bit of Elton John--especially on "The Libertine" and "The Devil's Address"--and you'll find me quickly won over. From the mellow "Sad Foolish Robot" to the rocking "Preternatural Baby," you'll think you've died and gone back to 1973. All of the songs sound great, they're well-recorded, and they sound like great lost radio hits. The only thing these kids could have done would have been to given us more than five songs. A scam, this!
And I can't ask for anything more than that. Marizane have the goods, are you listening? I hope so.
Label Website: http://www.vibro-phonic.com
Artist Website: http://www.marizane.com