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Listen: RY X – Berlin

13 August 2013, 08:45 | Written by Dan Carson

Imperial Recordings co-founder, Magnus Bohman has set up a new label called Dumont Dumont, with the debut offering coming from LA via Oz artist, RY X and his Berlin EP.

Opening with a hook alarmingly close to Mumford’s ‘I Look Up’, the title-track, ‘Berlin’ progresses patiently, creeping forth with graceful guitar filigrees and RY X’s glassy caw; a little Justin Vernon, a little Josef Salvat, totally beguiling. Save for the plucked acoustic and sliding electric, the instrumentation takes a major backseat to RY X’s seamlessly poised vocal. With pipes as pristine as these, we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Berlin is out on 28 August.

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