MAGIC ARM -
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ARTIST
TITLE
Widths & Heights
FORMAT
7"

LABEL
CATALOG #
SWALF 014EP SWALF 014EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/1/2008

"Hailed by Iron & Wine's Samuel Beam as 'the master of the loop pedal,' multi instrumentalist Marc Rigelsford, aka the Manchester-based Magic Arm presents Widths & Heights, a masterpiece of musicianship, with layers of sounds, bleeps and vocals all fighting for supremacy over each other, yet working side-by-side to produce a playfully organic gem, while at the same time serving the best interests of pop music. Radio 1's Huw Stephens, always the baton bearer for new music, championed Magic Arm's last release, the Outdoor Games EP, released last year. After the successful release of the EP, which received critical acclaim from the press, Marc locked himself away to write for four months, and then spent a further six months in the studio to put the finishing touches to Widths & Heights, and his debut album with Robin Housman. The B-side to Widths & Heights, 'Ballad of Melody Nelson,' is a cover of the Serge Gainsbourg classic which has now become a regular in his live show. Marc was invited to perform a song at an evening celebrating the French singer, and he proceeded to leave his unmistakable stamp all over the classic, to a fantastic response."