A brief look back now at an album that may have passed you by. A Giant In The Snow, released back in May, is the first full album release by South London three-piece, Raf and O. Hailing from the same musical family tree as the likes of Bjork, Portishead and Aphex Twin they have a sound that’s underpinned by lo-fi synths, glitchy production and the beautiful voice of lead singer, Raf Mantelli. While there are moments where their influences boil over, as in the dangerously Boards of Canadaesq synth sound in Cycad, the album is in the most part a fair shot at originality. If it’s eccentric female vocals and experimental electro that you like, this one may be for you.

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