HESITATION is the culmination of a slow-burning penpal friendship between Reckno founder Chris Catlin (aka Yaaard), and Kit Records overseer Richard Greenan (Devon Loch). Meeting in London in 2016, the pair recorded a woozy slab of improvs, using a battered organ, guitars, a saxophone and whatever else came to hand. These takes were then stitched together into a seven track LP over the following two years.
Veering from shoegaze to crystal clear electronics and fuzzed out jazz, the results pull two ways: slow and fast, meditative and exuberant. Here is a place where time bends and bubbles, drunk synthetic choirs follow an endless skywards pulse, and plaited melodies hover in warm air like motes of dust.
Recommended if you like the heart-on-sleeve whistle alongs of Tenniscoats, Zappa's foggier guitar serpents or the creeping black magic of early Sebadoh. HESITATION is a joint release between Kit Records, Reckno and videogamemusic.
Vid for "Etruscan Rooking": youtu.be/9JqmmzQj_IE
Vid for 'Sig': vimeo.com/223089902/00f9cca49d
"very mellow indeed" - Tom Ravenscroft, BBC 6Music
"a weird and ugly and wonderful minimalism" - Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
"a happy sound world that makes you feel the sun through the sun" Jet Set Japan
"conversationally paced and dreamy fusions of ambient-pop, jazz, and gauzy indie jangle" - Boomkat
"peaceful and hypnotic; an entirely calming atmosphere" - Tiny Mix Tapes
"beautiful, ambient folk music" - if music