Roanoke, VA, United States
A typical Marcus Webb track involves a down-shifted take on emo's rhythmic lopsidedness, beds of washy, behind-the-beat steel guitar textures, and arpeggiated, effect-drenched melodies. All of the work is masterfully played and is less concerned with virtuosity and more with composition. While moving between the sonic realms of noir, pastoral, gothic, eastern, classic and modern, Marcus Webb (formally known as Michelle Webb) creates textural sound environments influenced by everything from instrumental 50's and 60's guitar twang Americana to global psychedelic music, 80's synth / soundtrack culture to 90's shoegazing, dub and various forms of electronic music. Marcus Webb studied music with guitar great Thomas Newman and Ted Dunbar and attended Oberlin Conservatory. Returning to New York he pursued a musical career working alternately as a recording studio assistant, session musician and club DJ and building up his chops as a composer and sound designer in the San Francisco, Washington DC and Southern New Mexico. Webb’s compositions live in the landscape of an all encompassing American music skyline and conjures up images of everything from b-movie classics and big sky country all the while enveloped in a sea of electronic texture.