Julian Lynch returns to solo music-making with Rat’s Spit: a dark psychedelic opus born of five years’ labor towards exploring new sonic directions and giving thoughtful expression to a global moment of anxiety and uncertainty
Lynch’s newest LP offers the artist-producer’s most expansive and bold work to date, refining his distinctive approach to textural sound-crafting while maturing within a world staggeringly transformed since his 2013 release Lines. The nine tracks on Rat’s Spit teem with timbral detail in building a lush sonic environment. Lynch thrives in coupling a nuanced and idiosyncratic style of pop arrangement with atmospheric production that builds upon layers of ethereal and otherworldly sounds.
Intricacy and dynamism abound, even as the album provides moments of minimalistic focus that linger on careful pairings of interval and timbre, evoking influences like French musical impressionism, the tense string pieces of Julia Wolfe, and the work of film composers Akira Afukube and Zdenek Liska. On Rat’s Spit, Lynch showcases his most expanded range to date in traversing style, production techniques, and sound palettes.
3. Rat’s Spit
5. Peanut Butter
7. Strawberry Cookies
8. Hexagonal Field
Released: January 18th 2019
Cat: YR006 / Ya Reach