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Hard At Work: The Sound of Porn

Polari August Bona-nza: The Sound of Porn.

How do you get the right soundtrack to a porn film? Marcus Reeves writes about how he scored an Ashley Ryder film, and found a new direction for his own music.

“Writing the music itself was fairly difficult, as it had to be rhythmic and repetitive without being too distracting – writing catchy melodies is great for pop songs but most people aren’t watching porn to be left with a song to hum along to in the shower.”

Russian Roulette, LGBT Charity Single

Hearts and Minds.

‘Russian Roulette’ is Marcus Reeves’ response to how the Russian gag law on “promoting homosexuality” affects real people and real lives.

“I felt that I wanted to help speak out for other people and their struggles – people who may not have a voice or be allowed to make it heard. Whether there are ten people, ten thousand, or ten million people facing homophobia, it’s always too many.

Marcus Reeves: My LGBT Icons of Music

Gender Benders.

Marcus Reeves calls his roll of icons for LGBT History Month’s theme for 2014, Music.

Polari Magazine’s Favourite Albums of 2013

Music 2013.

From lo-fi to hi-fi, piano to punk rock, this is a selection of Polari Magazine’s Favourite Music of 2013.

Exclusive: Quicksilver Album Stream

The Masquerade Macabre.

A Polari Magazine exclusive, Marcus Reeves’ album Quicksilver streamed before its release on November 5 .

“This collection of thirteen songs makes up a concept album that Marcus describes as ‘a sonic threesome between Aladdin Sane, Hedwig and The Phantom of the Opera’. “

Upon Ayr • Fletcher

Released May 27, 2013
Upon Ayr by Fletcher. Marcus Reeves is impressed by Ben Fletcher’s debut album, which has great sensitivity, feeling and authenticity. .

“If this is what Fletcher can produce by polishing up his ‘demos’, it would be interesting to see what he might do with a big budget, but it is perhaps the limitations imposed on the recordings and his ‘one man band’ aesthetic that has made the album such an impressive and focused collection..”

Lonesome Dreams • Lord Huron

Released January 21, 2013
Marcus Reeves finds that the cowboy sound starts off well but turns out to be style over substance.

“Lonesome Dreams feels like a project that has been made with great passion and is well played and put together, but rather than paint with his palette sparingly, Schneider has used all his colours at once on every sonic canvas to create an ultimately unwelcoming landscape.”

Black Tears • Marcus Reeves

3.56 min • Independent • November 5, 2012

From torch song to catchy pop, Marcus Reeves’ debut single ‘Black Tears’ is an impressive debut.

“The lyrics, with their own inherent rhythm, fall and rise in waves over some pretty clever production, which is full and rich with instrumentation, and keeps unfolding, revealing new moments on repeat listens.”

Launch of Marcus Reeves’ ‘Sighs Ten’

Signs Ten, a poetry collection from performer extraordinaire Marcus Reeves.

Introduction to the collection of poetry by Marcus Reeves, Sighs Ten, written by Polari editor Christopher Bryant.

Sighs Ten is a new collection of poetry and prose by writer and performer Marcus Reeves. Taken from the first decade of his career, the ten poignant, pointed and playful pieces reflect on themes of love, lust, loss and loneliness.

Marcus Reeves, Singer-Songwriter

Focus on Talent talks to Marcus Reeves

The singer-songwriter talks about his new show Three-Zero, as well as his hit Postcards from God: The Sister Wendy Musical.

A story of boys and bands and beer,
Of playing it straight and playing it queer.
Of mother and father, of villain and hero,
Of starting at one and approaching three zero