I really love the first Desertshore album. It's like an all instrumental RHP album. The Album Leaf collaboration is excellent. I was hesitant, but it really works. I don't think any of Lavelle's other work matches it except the tune Micro Melodies on the Moog soundtrack.
Indeed. Being in my 40s, I think his songs probably hit a bit closer to home than they would've 10 years ago.
The record with Desertshore and the one with Jimmy LaValle are both quite good, definitely worth getting. I need to give those another spin soon.
I'll tell you one thing, I'm really not that fond of the first three RHP records (1,2, colorful). There are some moments. I just don't care for that reverb, shoe gaze production. Not to mention Koz was still honing his style. May need to revisit those. Love Mistress, of course.