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Le Moors - Tendrils
Wil Bolton is an artist working predominantly with sound. His work combines electronic tones with digitally processed acoustic sounds including field recordings and musical instruments. He has exhibited in a number of exhibitions, including A Thing About Machines, Coventry (2009), Trading As…, King’s Lynn (2009), Transfixed Motion / Transitory Still, Sheffield (2009), Sound:Space, Bracknell (2008), Black Powder + White Party, Seoul (2007), and Fresh Interventions, Oxborough (2007). He has also released music on various record labels under the name Cheju and has performed at several events, including Late at Tate (2009), the Glade Festival (2008), Sunrise Festival (2007), and the opening for Julian Opie in the 90s (2007). His work has received airplay on radio stations including Classic FM (UK), Resonance FM (UK), and Digital::Nimbus (USA). He collaborates with Shay Nassi as Shail and has also worked on projects with video artists, choreographers and dancers.
Jeff Stonehouse is a british avant-electronic composer. He has been experimenting with sound on and off since the mid eighties, originally with tape loops and shortwave radio, and by the nineties he moved into psych/drone guitar music. This led to an ambient/trance/dub phase, releasing music on the Magick Eye label as Spiralhead. Jeff Stonehouse then took about 10 years to focus on a more personal way of using sound as a defence against itself.
In 2010, Jeff Stonehouse became one half of the ambient/drone project called Listening Mirror, along with Kate Tustain. The Listening Mirror project released albums and EPs on Somehow Recordings, Rural Colours, and Hibernate, before being terminated in February 2013.
Jeff Stonehouse then explored different sonic landscapes. Travelling with him was Alicia Merz, who also releases amazing intimate and heartbreaking music as 'birds of passage'. Together they inhabited and explored the dreamscape that the called Snoqualmie Falls - a place of dark and spectral beauty that was reflected in the music they produced together, releasing an EP on Cooper Cult, and an album on Twice Removed. The Snoqualmie Falls project is currently undergoing a hitatus, to allow Jeff and Alicia to focus on other projects.
Jeff Stonehouse has also worked with the talented Sanja Vernacki, under the name Bewilderness. Recent works also include the self released album Mariners Willow and the soon to be released Become Becoming, a piece written to accompany a gallery show by the American artist Jeanie Tomanek.
In 2015, Jeff Stonehouse signed a deal with The Sublunar Society and released the album On Returning.
"We’ve been meaning to mention Wil Bolton for a while now, it’s been such an age since we last had cause to feature him, call it laziness or pressing concerns to do with time constraints, whatever the case or reason we do feel we’ve somewhat dropped the ball in recent years. So no excuse when this album preview appeared on our listings, a collaborative venture with Jeff Stonehouse as Le Moors. Appearing very shortly on the Oklahoma based unknown tone imprint, ‘tendrils’ is a masterclass in stilled elegance, its where poise, mood and atmosphere are all microscopically viewed in close proximity, for these finitely fragile ice carvings are deliberated in the kind of isolationist beauty that mere ambient descriptors appear to serve an injustice for here there’s almost a touching hymnal tranquillity that demurs with silently sombre reverential grace to which admirers of the Montgomery / Heaphy joint venture ‘true’ will find much to adore." - The Sunday Experience