Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2018 No. 19
LUMP's self-titled debut album. Available here on Rough Trade Exclusive Translucent Orange Vinyl with Bonus CD, Transparent Green Colored LP and CD.
Rough Trade Exclusive with a Bonus CD featuring 2 brand new extra songs and a remix of the track, Hand Hold Hero by Wrangler (Stephen Malinder from Cabaret Voltaire). 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.
LP++ - Rough Trade Exclusive. Limited to 1000 Copies on Translucent Orange Colored LP. Includes Download Code and Bonus CD.
CD - Standard CD.