London musician/producer Palmistry seems to have come into his own recently. After his really fantastic single Catch for Mixpak, he's lining up a new 12" for Italian label Presto!?. The EP's title track, Lil Gem, is a very emotive instrumental song which defies any obvious classification. The melodies and arpeggios are almost J-RPG-esque, the deep toms and claps give it a stoned rhythm, and the operatic samples are so expertly woven into the composition – which is pretty minimalist, really – that you don't even notice what a weird piece of sampling it is. Whatever it is, it's a belter.
The video for Lil Gem features MC Triad God, whose 'NXB' mixtape on Hippos In Tanks last year featured production from Palmistry. According to The FADER, who premiered the video, the two are working on more new material together.
Presto!? will release the 'Lil Gem' EP on January 18th 2013.