Boomkat Product Review:
While most instrumental bands tend to go down the well-trodden route of post-rock, Lymbyc Systeym have a little more going on in their sonic make-up. Shutter Release is the second full-length from Arizonan siblings Michael and Jared Bell, and it's a record that invites parallels with a host of accomplished acts from Tortoise to The Notwist right through to electronic beat experimenters like Kieran Hebden. The John Congleton (Modest Mouse, The Mountain Goats, The Paper Chase) mixing job probably doesn't do the album any harm either leading to beautifully detailed panoramas of sound like album opener 'Trichromatic' and the deep stereo drum surgery of 'Interiors'. The arrangements really soar into life when horns take the lead, as on the quiet-loud epic 'Bedroom Anthem' or the stirring prog-jazz-hop title track, and pleasingly, the album holds interest right to the death, playing a trump card on penultimate entry 'Teddy', which drops tear-jerking strings into a scrappy folk-tronic production. Recommended.