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Frames per Sec­ond

Sun­day Best

From Rob Da Bank’s everun­pre­dictable Sun­day Best la­bel comes this de­but from Lau­can – aka English­man Lau­rence Galpin.

Frames per Sec­ond is a thor­oughly au­tum­nal al­bum for one re­leased at the height of summer. Singing mainly in a mea­sured falsetto, Galpin’s vo­cals are set to the warm, golden tones of acous­tic gui­tar, brushed drums and some lovely, swirling string ar­range­ments. The un­doubted high­light is Symp­tom, a mi­nor key marvel with the best melody of the lot, while with opener Wait for the

Im­pact a close sec­ond. Com­ing on like a folky take on Ra­dio­head’s

Pyra­mid Song, it’s one of sev­eral that evoke that band’s more pas­toral mo­ments. Still, the long­est shad­ows on the record are those of Nick Drake, whose del­i­cate fin­ger­pick­ing and gift for in­ti­macy have clearly left a last­ing im­pres­sion on Galpin. face­­can­mu­sic

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