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Claptone Pulls Some Strings With Puppet Theatre

30 July 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

House heads rejoice! Berlin house favorite Claptone has announced his highly anticipated debut album, Charmer, releasing one of its singles a couple months early. The man behind the golden mask has served up “Puppet Theatre,” offering a taste of the soul-tinged house that’s become synonymous with his eccentric stage persona.

The track begins with a dissonant piano melody before the delicate harmonies of vocalists Peter, Bjorn and John kick in, setting a dark ambience. Between contemplative lyrics, rich instrumental samples and minimal synth work, the single maintains a promising degree of crossover potential without being a complete bastardization of proper house music.

What’s more, it makes for a perfect means of promoting Claptone’s first album. With its official release slated for October 16th, Charmer will feature a much broader range of collaborators such as Nathan Nicholson of The Boxer Rebellion, Jimi Tenor, Young Galaxy, Jay-Jay Johanson and »

- John Cameron

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