Boomkat Product Review:
The second of two limited edition 7" whitelabels from Sam Morton, for XL.
Where their surprise debut stepped off from Sam Morton’s praised appearance on BBC’s Desert Island Discs into creakiest fantasy zones, the duo’s EP2 follows with more sinister whimsy, webbing wheezing analog synths to cracked and screwed downbeats with the groggiest appeal. The Oscar-nominated actress sounds somnambulant and mantric set amid Richard Russell’s eerie reflux of ‘70s folk horror intimations and hashed out ‘90s head nod, ideally setting the scene for a proper body of work on the horizon.
'Supplication' finds Morton listing, swaying on wooden drums and gently febrile, hallucinatory instrumentation - fairground organs, chime trees and lysergic sax leaching into a late night wooze elegantly led by her half sung/half spoken delivery lingering like phosphorescent light trails in the mildewed air. Their B-side tingles with a spangled psych-folk appeal, with Russell’s sampledelic tekkerz in effect under Morton’s switch between naif-like and rudely soulful vocal personas that get right inside yr skin...