Thursday, 20 May 2010

Clock Opera - A Piece Of String

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

9 comments:

Peter said...

This track is beautiful.

Scryst said...

Liking Clock Opeera a lot - everything I have heard of them smacks of something just a little bit more complete and a little bit more thoughtful than most bands around.

Anonymous said...

Just checked back and I can't find it (except for the teaser trailer) but I'm sure you posted this before ?

Breaking More Waves Blog said...

Peter + Scryst - Couldn't have said it better myself.

Anon - Yes and no ! This piece was originally written a couple of weeks ago and went up then, but I had mistakenly jumped the gun in terms of official online promotional dates, so I removed it until the record comapny etc were ready to roll.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Brilliant tune.

Phil said...

Incredible music - any idea what label he's on? I wasn't sure if he'd been signed by a major yet... could be set for big things.

Breaking More Waves Blog said...

Hi Phil.

No, I'm not sure. This single is coming out on on Maman Records, but if Clock Opera have been signed to a major I don't know.

I really like what Clock Opera are doing but I wonder if a major would take a gamble on them ? I think they are probably better suited to an indie as their sound isn't really standard chart fodder.

Jordan said...

Saw them briefly at Stag and Dagger and didn't dig them that much....

Breaking More Waves Blog said...

Jordan

Was it that you didn't like their songs or that they didn't work live ? Yet to see them live, but I can imagine their sound would be very hard to perform live.