Boomkat Product Review:
Small-sound ambient specialists Craig Tattersall and Benoît Pioulard whisper sweet nothings in a language of rustic rustles and rolling drone topology, making lovely use of their favoured tape recording techniques at the behest of Dauw’s collaboration series. Beautiful music, highly recommended to all lovers of Talk Talk, Cotton Goods, Stars Of The Lid, Rafael Anton Irisarri.
Both a regular presence on Dauw since the label’s early days, local hero Craig Tattersall aka one time member of Hood, Remote Viewer as well as The Humble Bee/The Boats and Brooklyn-based Benoît Pioulard now cross paths for the first time on record with a to-and-fro of gently distressed electronics weft with frayed melodies in a heart-ripened style.
As a fan of Dauw’s collaborative series, The Humble Bee’s Craig Tattersall acknowledges that “the beauty of collaborating is that we learn from having to give space to another creative force, working alone we fall back on what we know and what we have already done” and as such brings an open-minded, fraternal, open hearted sensibility to the seven pieces of ‘I Suppose I’m Your Future’.
Finding a mutually melancholy soul in Pioulard, the pairing mesh filigree licks of instrumentation with a quiet air of wonder and nostalgic entropy that perfuses the suite from the lilting strings of ‘Honesty’ thru the time-stopping, vaporous swell of ‘Risom’, and into ghostly choral sways recalling The Caretaker and Tape Loop Orchestra in ‘Off Camera’, before recalling the hypnagogic appeal of Akira Rabelais’ in the wilting strings of ‘Grey Confetti’, and approximating the bittersweet shoegaze peal of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma in ‘Per’ and wrapping up with the woolly loveliness of ‘Folly’. Just so lovely.