Tape Recorder

Album Review of Tape Recorder by Lionlimb.

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Tape Recorder


Tape Recorder by Lionlimb

Release Date: Feb 23, 2018
Record label: Bayonet Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

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Tape Recorder - Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

There's an aural poignancy that runs throughout Lionlimb's compelling sophomore album, 2018's six-track Tape Recorder. While the Nashville-based duo of singer/songwriter Stewart Bronaugh and drummer Joshua Jaeger have always evinced a sun-dappled, '60s brand of emotionality, the added poignancy on Tape Recorder can, at least in part, be explained by the group's slightly different recording process this time out. Fresh off their European tour, Lionlimb settled into a studio at New York's Columbia University (and later, the Relic Room studio) where they began crafting these layered, classical chamber-inflected songs.

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Exclaim - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Since its founding in 2015, Bayonet Records has done a great job of signing distinct acts, and Lionlimb is no exception. On their 2016 debut Shoo, Lionlimb's Stewart Bronaugh and Joshua Jaeger brought their unique fusion of jazz, indie and pop to the world, with Bronaugh's breathy vocals acting as the group's trademark. Their latest release, Tape Recorder, expands on the framework laid by their debut, but with a greater focus on atmosphere. With an average length of almost six minutes, each of the six songs has the temporal freedom to arc and evolve.

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Under The Radar - 50
Based on rating 5/10

Angel Olsen's former bandmate Stewart Bronaugh and current bandmate Joshua Jaeger are Lionlimb, but the duo sounds nothing like her. Flush with creaking pianos and strings, Lionlimb instead resembles a nauseous, theatrically bleak Elliott Smith. Tape Recorder is an apt name for its unvarnished sophomore LP, which resembles a demo. (www.facebook.com/Lionlimb) Author rating: 5/10 Name Required Email Required, will not be published URL Remember my personal information Notify me of follow-up comments? Please enter the word you see in the image below: There are no comments for this entry yet.

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