Les Halles Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
As soon as I got word of a new Les Halles record being up for pre-order a soothing ray of Spring sunshine radiated behind me and I knew everything would be okay. Not Not Fun have the pleasure of issuing Zephyr, another collection of ambient vitamins that Baptiste Martin chose to record on computer this time; the instrumentation remains, with fujara flutes, panpipes and chimes, but the production rings out a synthetic screen glow that reminds me of sitting comfortably in front of an old family PC.
Les Halles is the project of self-described ‘excoticist’ Baptiste Martin, who works to transport himself and the listener to far-off orientalist realms that may never have existed. Transient uses recordings of South American flutes as the backbone of these 8 tracks, looping, echoing and treating the sounds to form new-agey ambient vibes. LP on Not Not Fun.