Boomkat Product Review:
Dependable label Laura Lies In introduce a very promising french artist with a debut couplet of experimental pop songs.
Nesting on the label who brought us Tara Clerkin Trio and CVX, ‘Innce / Viper’ presents Vanessa Bedoret with two quietly careful pieces of avant-chamber pop that survived an SD card accident. Begun B.C., and completed in late ’21/early ’22, the songs appear to reveal an artist on the cusp of blossom, like sticky buds or a butterfly in late stages of metamorphic evolution to its true self. In this context, both works feel discreetly reserved but hint at a real beauty becoming, with her bedroom studio acting as chrysalis or incubator in a similar way to Teresa Winter or Oï les Ox, but with more brooding effect at times nodding to Portishead.
It’s impressive stuff, holding the finest filigree tension between the yearning nocturne ‘Innce’ with its hushed vox and dreamlike, reverse wind tunnel drag feeling like its sucking us out of her window into night air, while ‘Viper’ is more settled and poised with lullaby-like melodies and cinematic dream-pop settings.