Boomkat Product Review:
This is the debut full-length from Julian Lynch, who to date is probably best known for a split 7" with Matthew Mondanile of Real Estate, Ducktails and Predator Vision fame. The two are childhood pals and frequent collaborators, but here Lynch steps out of the shadows and into the lo-fi limelight. The album stitches together fourtrack recordings and various fragmentary, cross-cultural elements into a fluid tapestry of psychedelic doodles and hazy songs driven by keyboards and guitar. Lynch is a graduate student in ethnomusicology, having previously cultivated an interest in Indian and South Asian musics whilst working for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Orange You Glad combines its influences in such a fashion as they seem to dissolve into a cassette-bound ambience though, and often you won't necessarily know how Lynch's humble yet very beautiful melodies have come about. Highly recommended.