Last month we posted about the new Clock Opera single A Piece of String and presented a teaser video for it. Now you can listen to the whole track from the stream below. With A Piece of String Clock Opera have created a complex piece of music formed out of tiny spits of agitated sound and rhythm. It loops, clatters and skips around madly, but lead singer Guy Connelly caresses it all with his soft and amicably warm vocal; it’s a piece of music that is both innovative and engrossing. Much has been made of the term Guy Connelly coined himself to describe his production technique known as chop-pop, where he cuts and splices samples and instrumentation together, but this term makes his music sound rather mechanical and industrial sounding. The reality is that with songs such as A Piece of String Clock Opera are forming miniature sonic symphonies that sound incredibly human.
At the end of last year we named Clock Opera as one of our Ones to Watch, stating that whilst they were not the sort of band that would be found storming the charts, they did have the potential to create inspiring sublime tunes that could provide long term satisfaction. A Piece of String is exactly that - a sensationally splintered song that you will return to again and again.
A Piece of String will be released on 7th June 2010 and the 7" vinyl can be pre-ordered here.
A Piece of String (Radio Edit) - Clock Opera by Breaking More Waves