Monthly Archive:: October 2012

Review On Magic Arm’s Bootsy Bootsy EP

Marc Riglesford is the biggest hit maker and he has been the center of attention on TV and radio. He is no lesser than Sam Beam alias Iron & Wine and the word is spreading far and wide. The five track EP is the follow up on the previous year’s Outdoor Games EP. Magic Arm as he is also known as is supported by the two versions included in the title track. The introductory track features a complete Rigelsford miracle. You can find a blast of electronic bleeps along with squelches defending their space combined with the urgent vocals.

The second part is a remix by his associate Mancunians The Real Dolls. It adds a neat contrast to the master copy. Meanwhile he gives a scope for his multi-instrumental expertise and musical genres he has mastered. The Said Things is the resonant if Badly Brawn Boy long before the pop glory happened and has peeled off the magic that came from Damon Gough’s work. The reason why Rigelsford is highly rated and praised is due to the manner in which the layers in the song are revealed gradually. His bowed down version of Daft Punk Is Playing At My House may be a curio but has managed an emotional punch which was a miss.

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Getting The Most Of Loop Pedal

Magic Arm, Marc Rigelsford is may not be highly popular but is making all the right noises in top places. Iron & Wine Sam Beam called him “the master of the loop pedal”. The songwriter will get more recognition with his new EP, Put Your Collar Up. In this work he has combined his skills with the songcraft. For EP Marc has worked in the confined surroundings of his home to capture the right sound to match his ideas. Magic Arm was asked to craft a brief playlist of loop pedal by Clash.

David Thomas Broughton uses Loop Pedal, a Dictaphone and guitar to come up with unique creations every time. The gigs are engaging and at the same time running and harrowing. tUne-E-yArDs uses the Loop pedal, drums and ukulele. She is capable of creating everything from the scratch and has the potential to make it impressive and exciting. Andrew Bird uses the Loop pedal, violin and guitar. His work has a lot of whistling and staccato violin. The atmosphere is fun and light. He feels happy to work in this environment. Denis Jones combines loop pedal, guitar and samplers. He knows the trick of perfectly executing the loop pedal. Using beatbox for rhythms, samplers, layered vocals and effects gives him the advantage of moving from heavy bass to subtle blues.

With Owen Pallett comes the combination of loop pedal, keyboard and violin. These are the tools used to create intense yet inspiring orchestral soundscapes.

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