'Remote Vapour' was written in 2007 - 2008. The two pieces here were simple synth sketches I made in the early hours as I found myself unable to sleep when I first moved back to Japan in 2007.
This recording is one of a number of sketches I made just after walking around Shimo-Itabashi through to Ikebukuro stations, as I did almost every night. It was a strangely peaceful time as I would walk around, lay on park benches, watch people come in and out of clubs or hotels, go and read some comics in a 'konbini', and generally just be constantly enamoured with the energy of where I lived in Tokyo. I'd then go home and record quiet music and would more often than not wake up after falling asleep at a synth.
It was an odd time. I was alone and yet at peace with myself and my isolation. The city was alive though, and in the belly of its slightly smothering embrace, I found discombobulated peace for a while.
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.