Boomkat Product Review:
The latest offering from the Moshi Moshi camp comes from debuting act Samuel & The Dragon, an electronic duo comprised of Samuel and James Cameron. 'Diamonds On A Boat' is an oddly moving amble through downbeat, sample-crunching bedroom production with a vocal that's compelling enough to elevate the track beyond the usual realm of homespun electronic pop. On the B-side 'Rising Up (Slow Mix)' is a similarly mopish exercise, but once again, Samuel's weary singing style (just the right side of Chris Martin) engages in ways that this sort of thing seldom does. At one point a spot of amen break dissections and sub-bass plunges come from out of nowhere, further adding charm and intrigue to the production. Good stuff.