Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Tune of the Week – “A Statue That Is Perpetually Unveiled”

A star is born. His name is Dam Mantle, but his folks call him Tom Marshall. “A Statue That Is Perpetually Unveiled” is from the “Grey EP”, his forthcoming debut for Glaswegian label Halleluwah Hits. And it’s a humdinger. “A …

Thu, Mar 4, 2010, 15:14

   

A star is born.

His name is Dam Mantle, but his folks call him Tom Marshall. “A Statue That Is Perpetually Unveiled” is from the “Grey EP”, his forthcoming debut for Glaswegian label Halleluwah Hits. And it’s a humdinger.

dam_mantle2.jpg

“A Statue That Is Perpetually Unveiled” is truly far out. It’s deep and wide, with the wallop of a stoned orchestra and the demented giddiness of a mischevious soundtrack composer. Fizzy and sizzling with ideas, notions, connections and wired thought bubbles, it demands to be listened to again. And again.

Dude’s on a roll. He’s already done remixes for Gold Panda, Au Revoir Simone and Gonjasufi which are a cut above the pack and the new EP probably means his days in various indie and post-rock bands ’round Glasgow are over. The new EP also means we have a new name to add to that city’s call-list of top-drawer beats-and-electronics producers which already features HudMo and Rustie. Get your Dam Mantle fix here or here.