ALBUM REVIEW: Lump – Animal | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Chrysalis/Partisan Records

Released: 30.07.21







Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay (Tunng) join forces again for their second album as Lump. Animal is full of lush production and gloriously leftfield, a surreal stream of lyrical consciousness, high class pop.

Thoughtfully constructed throughout, with both musicians being accomplished artists in their field, it’s clearly lovingly formed and sharply focused, and delightfully washes over you. Mike often adopts interesting time signatures in the writing of the music, influenced as he says by his new coastal surroundings, and Laura seamlessly incorporates her vocals interfused across the release. Bloom At Night is a perfect opening track, with its crisp arpeggio and breathy vocals laying a foundation for the rest of the album, with its glisteningly cool 21st Century Kosmische folktronic perspective.



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