Julian Lynch – Lines

  • July 28, 2013

The experimental lo-fi folk music of multi-instrumentalist Julian Lynch spans across several cassette releases, singles, and four albums all while working on a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology. The draw with Lynch’s music is the contrast of lo-fi recordings with lush baroque arrangements, understated vocals with catchy melodies and a combination of musical styles. Lynch’s latest album, Lines, is his most focused, instilling structure and meaning behind his exploratory wanderings. Of the ten tracks, the two standouts are opener ”Going” and “Carios Kelleyi I” (a.k.a. bat tick) which are characterized by instrumentation featuring guitar, clarinet, percussion, synths and vocals. Like 2010’s Mare, Lines flows organically, resulting in an unexpected yet rewarding album. – Written by JFelton



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