Boomkat Product Review:
It’s in bedroom studios, where the always present humming noise of a guitar amp is more important than the latest plugin, where you'll find The Remote Viewer quietly pieceing together their remarkable, effervescent take on minimal songwriting.
Craig Tattersall and Andrew Johnson simply do what they are best at : writing incredible songs. Be it as members of Hood in the early days, be it as the "Famous Boyfriend" or in their current guise, these songs (deeply quiet, almost shy) are composed in a way that’s so intimate you wonder how Andrew, Craig and Nicola (on loan here from her sublime Empress project) ever allowed them to leave the studio.
"Let Your Heart Draw A Line" picks up where the band’s last album left off, willing you through quiet negotiation to crawl into your speakers, just to make sure that you don’t miss out on any whispered sounds or quiet declarations of love. There are cascading guitars, toy instruments, indecipherable twinkles and an other-worldly vocal that's caressed by miniature glitch erruptions and the crackle of a recording process that re-defines the concept of "organic". This is a band who have long since declared “quiet is the new loud”, but "Let Your Heart Draw A Line" is by far their most moving and complete assertion to date - a glowing album that's impossible to contain within fixed superlatives or points of reference.
This is where minimalism takes itself away from cold, clinical studios and academic realms and into a world drawn in a thousand shades of blue.