Aidan Moffat is gearing up to release a new EP under his L. Pierre moniker – stream 'Surface Noise' in full below.
One of the elements which makes vinyl so beloved of audiophiles is its ability to decay, with each object owning an entirely unique set of scratches, scuffs and bumps. As John Peel once put it: life has surface noise.
It's clearly a prospect which fascinates Aidan Moffat. The Glasgow based songwriter releases instrumental work under his L. Pierre moniker, and the artist's latest release should satisfy the most romantic of vinyl junkies.
'Surface Noise' takes its inspiration from the way overloaded vinyl reacts on a stereo. Using a variety of distorted samples, Aidan Moffat chops up each track into a hazy, non-linear dreamscape with added surface noise to re-inforce the notion that what you're listening to is an independent object.
Containing six movements, this latest gesture from L. Pierre is languid and relaxing, yet also engaging and – on occasion – emotionally gripping. A love letter to an entire audio format, it's a fascinating gesture from this ever-perplexing artist.
Out on September 16th, Melodic have stepped in to give 'Surface Noise' a 10 inch vinyl pressing. Ahead of this, Clash are lucky enough to be able to stream 'Surface Noise' online in its entirety.
Listen to it below.
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