• Label Dead Oceans
  • Genre UK & EU
  • Released 01/06/18 01/06/18 01/06/18
  • Cat no doc165cd doc165lp-c1 doc165lp-c2

Limited on Translucent Green Vinyl with Download

Rough Trade Exclusive. Limited to 1000 Copies on Translucent Orange Vinyl with Download

Rough Trade Exclusive: Translucent Orange Vinyl .

LUMP was born of good timing and predestined compatibility. It began when Tunng's Mike Lindsay – a prolific, Mercury prize-winning producer – was introduced to Grammy-nominated, Brit award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Marling after her show supporting Neil Young in London. LUMP is a heady blend of wonked-out guitars, Moog synths and pattering drums, set against droning, coiling clouds of flutes and voices. The lyrics are inspired by early-20th-century Surrealism and the absurdist poetry of Edward Lear and Ivor Cutler - a bizarre but compelling narrative about the commodification of curated public personas, the mundane absurdity of individualism, and the lengths we go to escape our own meaninglessness. The composers are keen to stress that LUMP is a creation that passed through them, and they look upon it parentally. It is their understanding that, now it has come into being, LUMP is the artist, and it will continue to create itself from here on. Lindsay and Marling will assist it as necessary.

Featured in: Exclusive, Albums of the Month - June 2018, New This Week