Julian Lynch – “Lines
Recording a folk album from your bedroom is hardly a claim to fame these days, and yet “Lines,” the new record by Julian Lynch, seems to stretch the boundaries of Lynch’s Madison, Wisconsin apartment into a wild wonderland, shimmering with the bucolic joy of summertime.
Currently working towards earning a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Lynch channels influences from around the world more than ever on his newest musical offering. Lynch’s usual lazy guitar plucking is coupled with woodwinds, experimental percussion, and sometimes even wild King Crimson guitars to create a world resembling a tropical jungle at dusk. His knack for rollicking melodies coupled with his tribal sense of rhythm makes for a listening experience not unlike the acoustic work of Animal Collective, but with a refined sense of tastefulness and song structure. Psychedelic and pleasant all at once, “Lines” might be Lynch’s most focused effort to date, and embodies the mellow joy of the first months of summer.
Out on Underwater Peoples Records, Julian Lynch’s “Lines” is Radio 1190’s CD of the Month for June. Radio 1190 would like to thank Twist and Shout for their continued support of the CD of the Month Club. If you would like to join Radio 1190’s CD of the Month Club, visit radio1190.org for all the details.