Reasons to shop with us » 0113 245 4399
- 0113 245 4399 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM)
7/10 from Mike (Staff) on 06 February 2014
I tried to review this album yesterday but it sent me to sleep within less than half an hour. The concept is pretty simple - Janek Schaeffer has been field-recording a motorway lay-by in the middle of the night and now he's made an album based around those recordings. Don't worry, though, it's not just field recordings of the wind blowing and distant cars whooshing past, although that's certainly one element that features over the course of this CD.
In actual fact it's 73 minutes of very sleepy ambience with slowly unfolding drone melodies, concrete field recordings, subtle crackles and static hisses. In places almost nothing musical happens, and it's fair to say that this album is predominantly composed of drones and field recordings, but certain tracks like 'Radio 110 FM' have haunted looped strings and drums painting ghostly shapes over the whistling wind...before stopping and being replaced by a drone. If you like drones though, these are very relaxing ones with a certain nocturnal chilliness about them. I'm going to have to turn it off now before I fall asleep again...
Be the first customer to review 'Lay-by Lullaby' by Janek Schaefer. The best review each week wins a £10 voucher!
More Janek Schaefer vinyl & staff recommendations, etc.
More reviews & updates
Send us your reviews to earn NormanPoints and more...
Unit 20, Croydon House,
LS11 9RT, UK.
Company number: 06789647
Your random quote:
It's raining in the back seat of my cadillac!
Coming to see us in person?
Please read this first...
Timestamp: Saturday 6th February, 15:26:26
We're not your normal record shop...
Please note that whilst we're always happy to see you, we are not a normal record shop where you can come and browse the stacks.
There are no stacks.
Nope, instead we are basically a kind of crap lo-fi Argos for vinyl records. So, instead of trudging all the way to sunny Holbeck in anticipation of being able to flick through shelf after shelf of releases, please place your orders online first and use our 'In-store collect' option in the checkout.
Grab 1000 NormanPoints by signing up for our email alerts!
Sign up for our email alerts today and we'll add 1000 NormanPoints to your account. (You do have an account, right?)
NormanPoints can then be converted, at your leisure, into store credits.
How much are they worth? 1000 NormanPoints = £1. OK, so it won't pay your mortgage off...
Why sign up?
- All the latest news & reviews
- First dibs on certain exclusive records
- Advance warning of sales and promotions
- Twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- Occasional extra updates