Boomkat Product Review:
Last seen on the delightful Cotton Goods label, Dave Horner's Relmic Statute follows up his album Sitting Under The Lantern's Glow with another helping of beautiful, grainy soundscapes. The Leeds-based artist assembled these compositions from field recordings made on 1/4 inch tape and cassettes, adding loops and various instrumental snippets along the way. Apparently the material has been compiled from nearly a decade's worth of production, yet over all this time there's clearly been a presiding theme hanging over Horner's work. The music on this album is soaked in a sense of time and place, and as the title suggests, the pieces gathered here were all entirely recorded, edited and mixed during the morning. This impacts most clearly on the environmental recordings, with the likes of 'Looking For The RIght Spot' featuring lively birdsong and rustic ambience, but despite the over-arching concept (if you can call it that) each track has its own character, steeped in various levels of lo-fi hiss.