Comatose But Dreaming bases itself in a half-real dreamscape, the EP is a loose abstract observation on the events of 2016 and the associated societal disconnection. Band leader Simon M. Read explains the idea:
“We wanted to release something that, while it could exist independently from the videos, has more narrative depth when they are consumed together. A lot of 2016 felt like I was dreaming. It was all thick, viscous, black nightmares of Trump, Brexit and Bowie. So conceptually that’s the idea we ran with, a reflection on how unreal reality sometimes feels”
Visually, the films chart the imaginary, connected path of a comatose man, dreaming his way from event to event while trying to make meaning of what is happening. Sonically, the Quiet Marauder palette has expanded even beyond the chamber-pop-indie of 11 Shades Of Love, incorporating synth, guitar, tenor horn, trumpet, bass, drums and a plethora of haunting harmonies.
- The Accident Went Unnoticed
- They Only Feed Me Morphine (Because They Don’t Know My Pain)
- Seven Colours
- The Missing Girl From Leicester
- The Movement Of A Cloud, Measured From The Ground