REVIEW: MONSIEUR DELIRE (FR)
Finally, a new major work from Janek Schaefer... and his debut release on the much-trusted 12k label. Lay-by Lullaby
is a follow-up of sorts to his sound installation Asleep at the Wheel
. Sounds of cars passing by, soporific music drifting from the radio, Schaefer’s audio assemblage invites us to stop on the curb and take a nap (tiredness as the wheel kills, folks). A very quiet album that plays with ideas like kitsch, relaxation, and dreams in sophisticated ways.