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Listen: Dam Mantle – ‘Spirit’

November 15, 2011

Originally posted on The 405 as Track of the Day

Dam Mantle

Dam Mantle released the gloriously textured and somewhat disquieting slice of electronica in the form of the We EP over the summer, echoing contemporaries of modern British cut-up kings Gold Panda, Seams et al.

Five months on and in moodier and more-suited winter-climes, Tom Marshallsay (the anti-moniker) last night boshed a new track on Soundcloud, ‘Spirit’. The headline is that it’s a fair old departure from previous work, a smoother and less cluttered affair aside from the jazz-influenced percussion loop, prone to odd bouts of craziness.

Not a lot of information is available on the track – aside from some words by Gregory Corso, the seminal and arguably overshadowed poet from the beat-generation and close friend of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs; and is only second to Kerouac in getting published from the collective.

Also if you’re in London on the night of 06/12/11 you may want to head to Plastic People for what is a marvellous line-up, as Dam Mantle is playing alongside Peaking Lights and Paul White – with Patten DJing also. Exactly, phwoar.

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