GTC SUNDAY CLASSIC: MARSHEAUX – Can You Stop Me (now)?
by Walter Price
I find it interesting and perhaps a bit hit or miss when artists revisit their past and tinker with what was already great to start with. Some simply do it better. Take in point synth-pop duo MARSHEAUX and the recent redux of their track “Can U Stop Me?”.A single I first heard on the group’s ‘Inhale‘ LP. It’s that sort of track you want to soundtrack your after-hours lounge come-down. You still have the power to dance…or not. Let that hypnotic beat carry you into the dawn. Yes, some of the hard edges have been smoothed out on the newer take, and for me, that adds to the slow burn.
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Subsequently, with the fresh version, “Can You Stop Me (now)?”, there is also a darker video that can mesmerize as much as the track itself. Unfortunately, I have no idea who directed/edited the film, but good on them. It’s a near-masterful portrayal of the body’s shadowy fluidity. A sense of suspenseful movement… Marianthi + Sophie have always taken the time to secure stunning imagery to accompany their music, and here, they excel once more.
[orig. pub date: 17. January 2019]
MARSHEAUX – Can You Stop Me (now)?
Band photo by G.Katsanakis
Marianthi Melitsi and Sophia Sarigiannidou
“Greek synthpop duo Marsheaux earned an international following in the mid-2000s thanks to albums like 2004′s E-Bay Queen and 2006′s Peekaboo, which drew on members Marianthi Melitsi and Sophia Sarigiannidou’s mutual love of ’80s electro-pop bands like Yazoo, Depeche Mode, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, and Soft Cell.” – Timothy Monger