Skylarks circle office blocks and power plants, hay bales shimmer, and urban lights flicker and buzz all night. Welcome to LUMP: 2018 collaboration between Laura Marling and Tunng’s Mike Lindsay that wears its nature-industry dichotomy and consumerist critique on its sleeve. ‘LUMP is a product’, Marling declares on the record’s final song. In the duo’s melodic, digital sound, recurring electronic soundscapes structure the dexterity of folk. Moroder synths, blues, drones, and harmonies rise together to produce an ominous urgency that’s somehow also languid and warm. We reckon you won’t have heard anything like them.
Country: United Kingdom