Tone Of Arc in NEW Goodbye Horses Music Video

Written by  Marv Valladares
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Do you remember a 1991 American thriller film, Silence of the Lambs that starred Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Ted Levine, and Scott Glenn? If so, maybe you also remember the scene where Buffalo Bill Mangina dances to ‘Goodbye Horses the song by Q Lazarus.

In 2006 Clerks II, an American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith used the same song in a humorous imitation.

Then every time I’m at a party with old friends we have one guy when drunk that gets a kick out of imitating the scenes mentioned above. We are going to call him Lobo and I know he will appreciate this new music video from Tone of Arc as seen below.

Tone of Arc is San Francisco based, multi-instrumentalist producer Derrick Boyd, along with partner/vocalist Zoe Presnick. Derrick has been a fixture on the electronic music scene for a number of years but it’s since hooking up with Jonny White and No.19 that his star has really ascended. Their debut single “Shaking the Sky/No Pushers” received broad critical acclaim on its release earlier this year and saw them featured widely in the international press and their sound being imprinted on dance floors around the globe.

Now Tone of Arc is backed with a brand new release that is set to give an insight into the broader musical realms of which they inhabit. The record opens up with “Goodbye Horses,” a cover of the 1988 Q Lazzarus hit. Boyd treats the composition with a deft touch, staying true to the original in many ways whilst bringing his own unique sound to bear, a dark edged eighties electro feel runs throughout and Boyd’s own vocals soar over the arrangement with real power, quality stuff indeed.

“Goodbye Horses” is followed by one of Boyd’s original compositions, the excellent “Soundsail” featuring vocals from Boyd and partner Zoe Presnick. The track has a distinctly Balearic feel with its repeated piano chords and uplifting vocal elements playing off the rolling rhythms and deep pads/synths. The original version is complimented by a remix from Crosstown Rebels / Wolf + Lamb artist Deniz Kurtel, as she turns “Soundsail” into a stripped and ethereal reworking that is brilliantly hypnotic and a perfect late night twist on Boyd’s original.


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