In Advance Of The Broken Arm happens to be the name of a Marnie Stern album, but what you’re about to hear (or have heard) couldn’t be more of an opposite. Steeped in the grime ofÂ aÂ forsaken city with soot-covered buildings spanning its scape, Tomas More brings out a debut that could be considered Hype Williams/Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland’s cousin. The use of green and black on the cover, in tandem with the two tracks of course, brings about images of all things cyberpunkÂ (such as Snatcher) and those delightfully campy 80s movies we’ve all seen. There’s an excerpt from Derek Raymond’s book “The Devil’s Home on Leave,” which I advise you read so you can get an even better picture of what More is diving in to. Check out a preview ofÂ In Advance Of The Broken ArmÂ below via the SoundCloud player and see what you think of it. Cheers!
Seedier than a full length leather trenchcoat â€“
December, a new venture from Tomas More, releases two of his best works to date on the brand spanking new A14 label, a subsidiary of Blackest Ever Black.
The lead side, â€˜In Advance Of The Broken Arm, a title presumably referencing the pioneering French dada artist Duchamp, is anything but readymade. 6 minutes of dank, atmospheric techno, chock full of half heard vocals, metallic fuzz and low slung claps â€“ dull lights, unfiltered cigarettes and loose women.
The flip, â€˜Collapsedâ€™ thuds along at half the speed, framing b-movie knackered synth work perfectly, this is the grubbiest side and the one for those late night walks.
Fans of Raime, Vessel, Shifted and other purveyors of that essential bleak business, apply within.
Very limited copies of this, comes shrink-wrapped and with a stickered sleeve.
Blink and youâ€™ll miss it.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive