Aidan Moffat’s charmingly melancholic, alcohol-soaked poetics in Arab Strap have seen him lauded by the likes of Andrew Weatherall and David Holmes, but he’s a stunning producer too. His L Pierre project is based on a simple formula: achingly slow loops of crackly old classical/soundtrack records layered over simple beats with ambient backdrops. He hasn’t changed that one iota on this, his fourth L Pierre album in ten years, just refined it and explored deeper into the possibilities – and it’s mindblowingly beautiful. On first listen it’s charming, but two or three listens in you’ll be drawn into its emotional depths and will be completely, irrevocably addicted. A must.
File under: Heartbreaktronica
Download: ‘Harmonic Avenger’, ‘Sad Laugh’, ‘The Grief That Does Not Speak’, ‘The Kingdom’
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