Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Been jamming on Julian Lynch's Birthday CDR (Buffalo Songs 002) a lot recently, mostly accompanied by the dead of night. It was recorded in August 2008u and I received my copy early sometime this year along with the Orange You Glad CDR. While OYG overshadowed Birthday, the latter seems less of a collection of songs and more a collection of song parts/movements/exercises/repetitions/drones, each as warm and cozy as the next. Maybe it's the effect on the sound of the CDR being played through a line to an old boombox cranked all the way up that made Birthday really click.
"Dubna" oozes forth at a snail's pace, dull flickers of campfire clarinet lick a ceiling of dying trees. The song evolves ever so slightly, growing less and less dim until, out of nowhere, we find what might be Julian's most uptempo material, a strummy affair spanning the last minute of the song. "Bansuri" is another favorite - clarinet fever.
Julian Lynch - Dubna
Julian Lynch - Bansuri
Also check out this new video for the last song on Orange You Glad, "Seed."
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