Candid Shots of Marc Rigelsford Archive

A Close Understanding Of The Working Style Of Magic Arm

Marc Rigelsford is a singer and songwriter and is also known as Magic Arm, his new album is due and he speaks about his latest stint. During the early days Marc mesmerized the audience with his performance all alone. His second album is due after recording in Europe and back home. Marc answers questions on his second album on how it is different from what he has done before. The album is set in a different sound.

Marc says that Magic Arm is his intention and he loves to make acoustic based music, though he did not have time to test it, he found it convenient to record the electronic music at home. While talking about venue for recording music, Marc feels that it is thrilling to play in a venue other than the circuit.

People gather to enjoy the music and it is important to make it out of the normal. Jayne of Switchflicker conducted a tour and worked towards making the gigs to be an exclusive event. The aim was to make the people enjoy the music. Marc says that the space is instrumental in creating interesting music. He says the experience was unique as he had a lot of time on hand and no neighbors to irritate.

When questioned Marc on how he felt writing a song on a piano and not a guitar, Marc says that piano offers him instrumental soundscape with less stress on songwriting. He says that guitar is comfortable when it comes to writing song but it was uninspired. Marc added that he learnt Moonlight Sonata to get a hang of the new gadget.

On a question on loop pedal, Marc says that he does not use loop pedal while recording. It is used only after the song is written and he plays it to recreate the song. He also added that loop pedal restricts his creativity and he trying to being both studio and live music together.

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Magic Arm Photo Shoot – A Report

Marc Rigelsfor a pop icon is the budding musician in Manchester and his innovation and musical skills are appreciated but yet felt crummy. CityLife from the Northern Quarter has come up with an idea of photographing him surrounded by various hands. The CityLife photographer asks him to look frightened as if he is been strangled by the hands around him. But the problem is that Marc is not a good model and looked frightened during the photoshoot as if someone is really strangling him.

Commenting on his expression, Marc said, “I’m not very good at this sort of stuff, I hate having my photograph taken, it’s so bloody embarrassing. I’m not a very convincing actor. Is it alright if I can just be myself? Can I look, well, more deadpan?”

The Magic Arm was terms as a deadpan. The 31 year old musician is appreciated by folk musicians and electronica musicians. His music style is both adventurous and buccaneering and is a combination of both genres called Folktonica. Marc is baffled about all the attention he was given. But the truth is that he does not portray himself as a folk music icon or electronica musician.

The musician says that it is not possible to harmonize folk and electronica music. He affirms he cannot do it. But still it is the reason he stands by and this make him different. Moreover he says he does not like to be a dull songwriter and also hates to be an electronica musician sitting behind the laptop and being anoraky. According to him this also is boring. The music he creates is in between the two affirms Marc.

Magic Arm has made an impact in comparison to his previous Escape Pod psychedelic posters. They are still remembered to be the best prolific band in Manchester. Marc speaks about the misconception that Escape Pod was a lazy band. He says it was not true, because there were number of people in the band and they all had different opinions. On the contrary Magic Arm is working at a great speed.

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