Scott Booth uses a guitar to make electronic music. He fuses acoustic guitar with techno-inspired electronic dance music, creating melodies with one hand, percussion with another, and sound-twisting effects with his feet and pedals. If you’re baffled by the mechanics of that, you’ll be bewitched by his sound — a mixture of the organic and the digital, the ancient and the contemporary, the human and the machines.

Scott has already had two singles out on Jack Said What, ‘The End’ and ‘The Beginning’. Now comes the final single before his album ‘Atavistic’ drops. ‘Mala’ sees Scott teaming up with the Cousn boys Alfie and Billy Goffey, who released an album on JSW in late 2022 — ‘Famly Jewels’.

Compressed organic sounds and a haunting, mournful refrain emanating from Scott’s guitar are taken by Cousn and woven into a cinematic breakbeat paean. As much for syncs as for early doors dancefloors, ‘Mala’ evokes images of windswept hillsides and empty forests — or wherever you let your imagination take you.

Scott’s debut album ‘Atavistic’ — literal meaning: “reversion to something ancient or ancestral” — has the fingerstyle guitarist exploring his Celtic roots via the medium of sound. It’s a kaleidoscope of electronic music that reveals sounds not attainable via software plugins or samples. The organic feel will touch your soul — and just wait until you see one of Scott’s live shows, where he brings his tracks to life in a whirlwind of percussion, pedalboard action and frenetic guitar strumming.

Mala

Release Date : May 31, 2023
Artists : Evl Tom, Scott Booth
Format : Out Yer Box
Catalog ref. : OYB002