Single released 01/11/2009
An arresting vocal, held in heartbreaking solitude by a brittle framework of sounds, Diamonds On A Boat is the astonishing debut single from Samuel & The Dragon. Released 16th November on Moshi Moshi Singles Club.
Samuel's voice is an effortless confession, calling down the line amid James Cameron's ambient mix of the organic and electronic; a warm but isolated sound of the city.
On Diamonds On a Boat a projector's wheel turns; an image cast with contrast up, a detailed emotive delivery. On B-side Rising Up an organ burrs interrupted by a distant current; percussive clicks and bleeps eluding to an urban soul, a kind of pared down dub-step.