‘Night Shots’ was recorded between 2010 and 2011 by Gareth Davis and Ian Hawgood. It was released on lathe-cut 10” vinyl by Champion Version in October 2011, with package design by Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek). The recordings from ‘Night Shots’ were part of an intense collaboration over the next 2 years by Gareth and Ian, which resulted in ‘The Whalers Collective’ featuring Felicia Atkinson, Miko and Ryo Nakata. Their debut 'Nantucket' reissue will be out at the end of 2018 on Home Normal.
Let's put it this way- this is simply one of our favourite works ever!...A collection of variations on a theme that drift by, perfuming the air, or that stop a moment to whisper you a story. Evocative in its sparse beauty, We are sure this will been the permanent playlist always, right alongside Arvo Part's "Alina" and offthesky's "Silent went the Sea" ....ss/tm/am editions vaché
In Bokeh, Wil Bolton patiently crafted six tracks, where processed field recordings and reverberated synthesizers melodies are carefully balanced.
Chimes, bar-like talks, distant traffic or whispers from the wind frame the story of this release in a very small location. We are only one step away from saying that the artist takes us in his privacy with Bokeh ; and I'll go for it.
Very personal and sensitive, this album takes place behind the closed doors of Bolton's near environment.