Widths & Heights

by Magic Arm

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    7" vinyl version of Widths & Heights with a cover version of Gainsbourg's "The Ballad Of Melody Nelson" on the B Side.

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Hailed by Iron & Wine’s Samuel Beam as ‘the master of the loop pedal’, multi instrumentalist Marc Rigelsford, AKA the Manchester based Magic Arm, is set to release ‘Widths and Heights’ on Switchflicker Records in July. Splendidly eclectic, ‘Widths and Heights’ is a masterpiece of musicianship, with layers of sounds, bleeps and vocals all fighting for supremacy over each other, yet working side by side to produce a playfully organic gem, whilst at the same time serving the best interests of pop music.

Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, always the baton bearer for new music, championed Magic Arm’s last release, the ‘Outdoor Games’ EP, released last year – After the successful release of the EP, which received critical acclaim from the press, Marc locked himself away to write for four months, and then spent a further six months in the studio to put the finishing touches to ‘Widths and Heights’, and his debut album


released November 9, 2008



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Track Name: The Ballad Of Melody Nelson
This is the story of
Melody Nelson
Apart from me no one
Ever took her in his arms
Under her thumb
Eyes in the sun

Oh my Melody mine
Oh my Melody mine

She has nothing but love
Melody Nelson
Her life was more said than done
But her days were numbered
(?Nil?) Count fourteen falls
Fifteen on calls

A baby tiger was
Melody Nelson
Forever purring in the sun
Just as dangerous as a child
With a gun, shooting me down

Oh my Melody mine
Melody Nelson
Still playing hurting games for fun
As adorable as dumb
Deaf to the sound
To what's going down