For their third album, Florence and her musical machine trade whimsical harps and sparse string arrangements for a bolder sound à la ’70s Fleetwood Mac. This departure bodes well for Mark Saunders, who asserts more authority than ever before. “Caught,” “Mother” and “Hiding” show the most distinctive character we’ve heard from Saunders’ playing, and it makes a powerful impression.
Mark Saunders: Precision Adjustment with Florence + The Machine
For his entire career, Mark Saunders’ tonal identity has come from his strict use of Fender Jazz Basses powered through big 8x10 rigs, which gives him his ideal, low-end-heavy sound.