New single Warning Sign released 12th Aug 2013, taken from album ‘Images Rolling’ out now on Switchflicker / Peacefrog
“Magic Arm makes incredible music; I dare you to tell me it sucks” Ed Droste, Grizzly Bear
“The master of the loop pedal” Samuel Beam, Iron and Wine
Manchester based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Marc Rigelsford, better known as Magic Arm, gives new meaning to the phrase “work from home.” Rigelsford recently released his psychedelic sophomore LP, Images Rolling, which like his first album was recorded in the vast part-derelict three-storey house he was living in. Unlike his first effort however, Images Rolling departs from Magic Arm’s hallmark electronic sound and makes abundant use of live instrumentation.
“Warning Sign,” the third track off Images Rolling is exemplary of this transition – utilizing live piano, strings, and brass. Warning Sign recalls the ambience of Sigur Ros’ weirdly magical off-kilter daydreams, its patient charm wafts through a hue of 60′s psychedelia with a wistful glow, gently buffered by its nostalgic sway, finding the woozy middle ground between summer vibes and solitude, escapism and direct poignancy.
“Listening to Warning Sign, it may not be surprising to learn that Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear is quite the fan – he once exclaimed, “I dare you to tell me it sucks,” in reference to Rigelsford’s debut album – the song sharing Grizzly Bear’s ability to sound simultaneously grand and gorgeously intimate.” Guardian
Magic Arm will play the following festivals:
Friday 26 July – Lawn stage at Cloudspotting
Saturday 27th July – Tim Burgess presents Tim Peaks Tent at Kendal Calling
Sunday 28 July – The Local sunset sessions at The Secret Garden Party
Saturday 14th September – Festival Number 6
Magic Arm’s second album ‘Images Rolling’ was released on 3rd June 2103.
“Basks in at-home production warmth” Mojo