Release Date: Feb 6, 2007
Record label: Melodic
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Instrumental
When he sang in Arab Strap, Aidan Moff at expounded on romantic disaster, grunting girlfriends, dark secrets and recriminations ... and those were just the lighter moments. However, his third album as alter ego L Pierre suggests that either he has found a paramour, or else he's resorting to extreme methods of relaxation. Abandoning the microphone, Moffat uses cellos, trumpet and keyboards to craft a soothing sonic balm devoted to the sea.
This album, the first post Arab Strap split release from the either Aidan Moffat o Malcolm Middleton, carries with it a lot of expectation. While Middleton has quickly slipped into the role of a hangover troubadour, Moffat has added a little more live instrumentation to his L. Pierre moniker. Unfortunately, despite the string and horn sections, the majority of the melodic phrases on sound like hackneyed musical loops instead of real playing.