Boomkat Product Review:
The latest instalment in Fluid Audio's beautiful ''Book Editions' series is a collaboration between Daniel Crossley and Craig Tattersall (The Humble Bee), recording together as Margins.
"Stillness is a running theme in 'I Tired For Hours'. In fact, it’s the sound of a prolonged siesta; music of sustained drifts and small particles of sound. Ambient nooks and crannies are empty save for the oscillations, light hisses, and slender drones, all of which shimmer like a heat-haze in the middle of a July afternoon. Field recordings bring an immediate clarity and a sense of place to the ambient mirage. Its quiet backstreets are surrounded by a quiet semblance of music.
Shy ambient sounds lie in corners – they’re bright, and not plagued by a shadow from an overhanging rooftop, despite living in the recesses of the town. One can imagine a nearby harbour, with its boats rocking gently from side to side, engaged in the metronomic rhythm of the music’s tinkling notes. They’re the only sounds to walk the backstreets. Other soft sounds are embedded in the community, too, looking out from windows and adorning balconies. The sounds are familiar and comfortable, with the feel of a small town. Nostalgic elements are imprinted on the record via a series of photographs: an old image of a couple, for instance, adds emotional resonance to the sound. Sepia-washed from years and years of ageing, the photograph can sometimes age the record, but the music remains immediate, bright, and fresh, even if its textures are starting to fray, their sounds slowly being erased."