LUMP DEAD OCEANS, OUT 1 JUNE
Startling collaboration from Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay.
LUMP began life as a sound cycle composed by Tunng founder Mike Lindsay, who then enlisted Laura Marling after a chance meeting at a Neil Young show. Lindsay’s compositions are intricate, beautiful things, while Marling’s lyrics draw on early- 20th- century surrealism, Edward Lear and Ivor Cutler, to discuss individualism, public personae and the peculiarities of modern life. Her voice at times seems disembodied, elsewhere it carries a heaviness and a huskiness, as on the transcendent Late To The Flight. It’s particularly pleasing to hear Marling somehow untethered from the confines of being Laura Marling. The sense here is of two artists drawing creative sustenance from new light.
Listen To: Late To The Flight | Curse Of The Contemporary
LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay): “Laura, I think the rug is alive…”