Time Machine EP

by Raf and O

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As a prelude to their new album ‘Time Machine’ to be released in April 2014, Raf and O AKA Raf Mantelli and Richard Smith (O) release the 'Time Machine EP' on Telephone Records. This digital package contains the original ‘Time Machine’ Album Mix, plus three Remixes from Merlin & legendary Charles Hayward of This Heat fame, Kumo AKA Jono Podmore collaborator of Irmin Schmidt from Can and part of collective Metamono and Robert Logan, electronic composer who has also contributed to Grace Jones latest releases.
"Interstellar spaciousness from European avant-garde outfit Raf and O" EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE

"Four versions of the leading ‘Time Machine’ journey beyond the stratosphere, kooky, mysterious and breathy, attracting an impressive trio of sonic cosmonauts"

"Southeast London duo, Raf and O (aliases Raf Mantelli and Richard Smith) experiment between the air, place and space that occupies where nature's breath is conjoined by manufactured ambient excercises. Their emergence was made known with the Has The Air Gone Walking? 10" and their take on David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane classic, "Lady Grinning Soul"; where Mantelli and Smith explore the connecting fields and magneticism between the acoustic and electronic relations...The strums and subtle poly-rhythmic drum arrangement and programming create the sound of two desert nomads walking the earth in quest of finding new waters, and perhaps new time zones. Raf's vocals and the production slowly spin, and twirl; whispering their song like tomorrow's cautionary lullabies sent backward to today as an omen of intrigue" IMPOSE MAGAZINE


released March 24, 2014



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Raf and O are Raf Mantelli and Richard Smith (O).
The two piece band from South East London deliver a vortex of live electronics, acoustic instruments and fragile, magnetic, strange lullabies married to a pop spirit.

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