Boomkat Product Review:
On hearing that Arab Strap's Tenants soaked front-man Aidan Moffat was intending to release a solo album a couple of years back, most people presumed it would be a dialect-drenched diatribe set to self-consciously lo-fi production. Most people were wrong. What he in fact released, under the name Lucky Pierre, was a gloriously downbeat collection of electronica that only hinted at his former incarnation on the corsucating 'Cunted Circus'. New album 'Touchpool' furthers itself even more from the Strap, consisting of 7 purely instrumental, sublime imaginary soundtrack pieces which positviely wallow in their brooding, late-night take on image-provoking soundscaping. Moffat seeks to dimsiss the claustrophobic, curtains drawn on a sunny day feel of his debut, instead bringing in live musicians to create a warmth that radiates simplicity and flawed beauty. "Touchpool" is a real revelation - one of the most enjoyable, moving releases of the year so far. Huge recommendation.