San Francisco-based production and vocal team Derrick Boyd and Zoe Presnick (also known as Tone of Arc) bring the dance music audience something slightly different with their recent release on No. 19 Records, “Goodbye Horses.” The track is a cover of the 1988 Q Lazzarus song, and there’s no doubt Tone of Arc kept the original vibe intact in their rework. Recognize the song? It was featured in Silence of the Lambs. Tone of Arc, similar to well-known bands like M83, draw from subgenres like shoegaze to present lots of distorted rhythms and reverb in “Goodbye Horses.” If you’re liking what you hear, also take a stab at a free download from the duo entitled “Fallow Your Heart.” Quite different from the aforementioned track, it takes you to a techy deep house dancefloor. The staunch comparison between these two tracks highlights the diversity and range of styles Tone of Arc manages to master within their oeuvre.
Note: this video is NSFW
Purchase the full release including “Soundsail” with remix by the very lovely Deniz Kurtel: Beatport