Boomkat Product Review:
Gorgeous solo follow-up to the heart-rendingly Grouper-esque 'Horrorism' from LA's lonely soul, Lee Noble. With 'Ruiner' Lee shows that's he's really toned his pop songwriting flex with nine sensitive, slow and yet nimbly arranged tunes. We might still struggle to make out what's he's saying, but the sentiment comes across stronger than ever as the glossolalic yearn of 'December ∞' has similar impact you might imagine from Thom Yorke with acute SAD, and 'Rewilding' could be a mid-op Julianna Barwick crooning to herself in the bathroom before undergoing surgery. But Lee's voice isn't the only big attraction; his arrangements are achingly timeless and endearing, matching Liz Harris for levels of chamber drone bliss in 'Demon Pond', and sharing much in common with the more grounded folk-pop moments of Natural Snow Buildings in the music box malady of 'Tigermoth' and the blessed ascension of 'Disintegrate Ideas'. This is bound to become a new favourite record for lots of folk, do check!