Touchpool is the second album from Lucky Pierre aka Aidan Moffat, one half of Arab Strap. L Pierre's debut album Hypnogogia, described by the artist as "music to fall asleep to," was released in September 2002 and greeted with critical acclaim from the dance fraternity (Gilles Peterson and Nick Warren) as well as the rock monthlies and broadsheet press. Touchpool provides more of the same grand, sampledelic, atmospheric strings interwoven with light and dark only a member of Arab Strap could bring. Where Hypnogogia was a collection of Moffat's spare studio hours messing with samples, drum machines and loops over a period of around 5 years, Touchpool was formed and recorded in one unified whole. This time the formula is similar, with drum machines and orchestral loops providing the backbone. The main difference is the addition of live musicians which makes for a much fuller and more epic listening experience. Arab Strap's other half, Malcolm Middleton plays guitar and bass on "Baby Breeze," with Dave MacGowan and Allan Wylie from Arab Strap's live incarnation contributing pedal steel and trumpet. (LABEL INFO)
in stock | UK| 2005| MELODIC | 15.90

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