Friday, January 2, 2009
My friend Ben recently turned me onto brothers Mike and Jared Bell of Arizona/Austin/Brooklyn (?), who are currently making music under the name Lymbyc Systym. Daytrotter describes LS as, "sounds like prophecy ringing in from the timbers, smoking in from the highland fires and buzzing in as if it was a well-meaning tattle-tale, giving it to us straight, but also with inflections and adornments that we’d comment upon later to our close friends and family members were all very lovely touches." The term post-rock is reaching a boundary because I don't feel correct brushing them under that umbrella. LS use their share of glitched out vocal samples, but what really makes the music is the contrast between a low frequency bass and glockenspiel versus drums and piano. Weaving different textures of track in one ear and out the other Lymbyc Systym are surely heading down envious roads, especially with their awesome album art. Having opened in the past for Her Space Holiday, Crystal Castles, The One AM Radio and The Album Leaf it won't be long before they stroll through your town, if you happen to be in Austin January 31 then make sure to catch LS at Bass Concert Hall with our heroes Broken Social Scene.
Lymbyc Systym - Love Your Abuser
Lymbyc Systym - ...So We Can Sleep
visit the LS website for more info and purchases here.
Daytrotter Session here.
LS on last.fm here.
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