Baotou

by Merlin Tonto

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    Very limited edition CD housed in a 5.25’’ floppy disc.

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    Grey Gildan Soft-style T-Shirts with digital print of Baotou artwork. Includes free download of 'Beat The Sun' from Baotou.

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    Very limited edition CD housed in a 5.25’’ floppy disc with a grey Gildan Soft-style T-Shirts with digital print of Baotou artwork.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Baotou via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The forthcoming release on Love Thy Neighbour features the first physical release for Brighton-based Merlin Tonto. Named after an early-80’s brand of personal computer, it is therefore fitting that the EP is housed in a 5.25’’ floppy disc.

Formed in 2013, Merlin Tonto (Owen Thomas (electronics), Miles Boyd (bass) and Steffan Eliades (drums) combine a patient, ever building, subliminal connection in the rhythm section with Owen's virtuoso manipulation of electronics and visual interpretations of the band's otherworldly sounds. It was clear from early performances that this was the genesis of a special band and their brilliance as a live act has seen them support bands as varied as Errors, Disappears, Esben & The Witch and Follakzoid. Their first recorded demos showcased a fantastic flair for merging the sounds of the contemporary dance floor with decidedly human sounding percussion and bass, as if Carl Craig visited Cologne ’72. Their as yet unreleased EP ‘Baotou’, due out on 27th May 2016 on Love Thy Neighbour, moves things forward significantly, recalling at various times Factory Floor, ESG and Leftfield. It's all done in their idiosyncratic way, the music is never in a hurry to get anywhere, their restraint meaning the joy is as much in the journey as the destination.

‘Consistently the best live band in Brighton’ Brighton Noise

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released May 27, 2016

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