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Roy Moller - One Domino

  by Tony Gaughan

published: 29 / 5 / 2014



Roy Moller - One Domino
Label: Stereogram Recordings
Format: CD

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Impressive lo-fi fourth album from Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter, Roy Moller


Roy Moller, having returned to his native Edinburgh after many years living in Glasgow, celebrates this by name checking the Capital city in no less than three songs on this release on local label Stereogram. Clearly the city had a big impact on the Leith-born singer-songwriter. Moller's previous efforts have met with critical acclaim, and particularly 'Byres Road Saturday' from his 2011 record 'Playing Songs No One's Listening To'. 'Honey Berlin', the opening track, is an obvious tribute to the brilliance of the late Lou Reed. Roy continues this theme by similarly wearing his heart on his sleeve on the also Reed-influenced 'When I Paint My Mantelpiece', but he does it in a subtle rather than a blatant way. This record has been referred to by Moller as his "Edinbrolectric" record,and the next track 'Obelisque' has synths and a drum machine driving it along. 'Edinburgh City Control' is another electro track, and, like the album's single 'Street Oblique', uses slabs of synths and disco beats. 'Redpath' finds Roy again name checking his native city and,acoustic in style, recalls Glasgow artist Edwyn Collins. Roy appears to have found his niche after many successful collaborations with other fellow Scottish artists including Belle and Sebastian's Stevie Jackson and the Wellgreen in the Store Keys, where he penned the rather splendid' Daddy Was a Mod in the R.A.F', and also Scottish supergroup Jesus, Baby! which included the Fire Engines and Nectarine No. 9's Davy Henderson. 'One Domino' is a fine collection of varying styles, and the closing title track caps off an impressive collection of lo-fi pop gems from Moller.



Track Listing:-
1 Honey Berlin
2 When I Paint My Mantlepiece
3 Obelisk
4 Edinburgh City Control
5 Redpath
6 Textbook, Textbook
7 Street Oblique
8 Where I Am Is Here
9 A Glorious Sunset Mistaken for Dawn
10 Vincent
11 One Domino


Band Links:-
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Label Links:-
https://www.facebook.com/Stereogramrecordings
http://www.stereogramrecordings.co.uk/
https://twitter.com/jcwthoms
https://www.youtube.com/user/stereogramrecordings



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