“Karlmarx” is Isaac Aesili and Mark McNeill. Their debut album, The Karlmarx Project, confounds the space and time continuum as it offers up an instrumental soundtrack for a retrospective sci fi movie that was never made.
Although Isaac is based in Auckland and Mark in Christchurch, the two joined forces and collaborated, combining their different tastes as an experiment to discover what the outcome would be.
The result transports the listener to a new realm. Vintage synth driven tracks are packed with sonic explosions while synthetic soundscapes rub shoulders with hypnotic and sometimes minimalistic, glitch-laden grooves.
A truly futuristic imagining with a nostalgic twist, The Karlmarx Project channels an arsenal of elements including electronica, techno, synthpop, industrial, future soul and instrumental hip hop to arrive at a completely new and unexpected destination.
Upon the release of first single 'Mists' Karlmarx received international radio support from the likes of Giles Peterson, Benji B (BBC 1Xtra) and Lefto (Brownswood) and signed to German label, Melting Pot Music. This led to 'Mists' inclusion on the Brownswood compilation Lefto & Simbad present Worldwide Family Vol.1.