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A Giant In The Snow

by Raf and O

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Invisible 03:40
Gio 04:36
Bully 04:24
Cycad 05:42
Sky 03:26
Overspill 01:26
The Seam 04:34


“The intimacy of the album is just beautiful, and makes those Aphex Twin sounds really accessible, and a lot more emotively intense than I have heard before”SUBBA CULTCHA 8/10

“Raf and O are a south London based secret that need sharing with the wider world…akin to Bjork discovering the joys of a Tascam back in the 80_s….they display outright pop mastery” FLUX MAGAZINE

“Somewhere between Boards Of Canada’s ambience, Aphex Twin’s glitchiness and the pop sensibilities of early Bjork.” THE SKINNY

“Really enjoying Raf & O…really absorbing stuff to sink into”. _Paul Clarke, BBC

“I really like this album, especially the heavier, fuzzed out, layered tracks… a great sound.” _Ruth Barnes, RESONANCE FM

“Most artists that stand out possess a distinct ‘sound’, a hook, that makes the listener sit up and take note. For Raf & O, it is surely without question the haunting, sensual vocals of Raf Mantelli.”XYZ MAGAZINE

“A worthy addition to the record collections of fans of minimalistic electro bands.”_THE ARK MAGAZINE

“Above all Mantelli’s sugar sweet and very sensual singing which is mostly the centre of attention bewitches the listener…Extremely pleasant LP and not only for Indietronic fans.”_RAVELINE (GERMANY)

“Really excellently knitted experimental cinematographic, Indietronic world…The music pulls, tugs and purrs”_DE-BUG (GERMANY)

“Through The Length is a beautiful slice of Raf and O at their most powerful….Passionate in content, vibrant in context……snaking whispery vocals, almost trance-like melodies, short sharp jabs of sonics rise and swell throughout the song” OUTSIDE LEFT

“A record that clearly defines the coordinates of the new english group….pop constructions beloved by the groups of early Too ” Pure (Pram, Laika, Stereolab etc) dipped in a sea of glitch” ******* ROCKERILLA (ITALY)

“Raf and O are absolutely pleasurable” AUDIODROME (ITALY)

“Raf and O easily and succesfully switch between kitsch, references to pop, jazz, trip hop and cross them.” D-SIDE (FRANCE)

“A great album full of lazy, glitchy, cinematic vocal shenanigans on Geo, it’s a super nice listen start to finish” GLOBAL SOULJAH (SPAIN)

“ It was just supreme. Sound angles swerving, balancing and bouncing off the walls. The band playing on instinct, grooving on the mesmeric guitar plucking and rhythmic rush.” Live review, HESTERGLOCK

All music by Mantelli, Smith, Dowdall. Lyrics/ Melody by Mantelli except 3. 8, 12 by Mantelli/ Smith.


released May 24, 2010


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Raf and O London, UK

SE London Avant-Pop Duo Raf and O (Raf Mantelli, O Richard Smith) have marked out their unique and widely acclaimed song and sound world over the last decade. Hailed by The Quietus, FACT (TM - Joe Muggs Top 10 albums on FACT), Electronic Sound, they performed at The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Union Chapel and were praised by Mike Garson, Bowie’s pianist for their unique take on Lady Grinning Soul. ... more

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