Lullabier – Lost In Translation
Proving that slowcore is alive and well, Lullabier’s “Lost In Translation” is a powerful, moving album. Reminiscent of similar slowcore bands like Low and a kinder version of Codeine, the exploratory sensibility of the group keep things quite engaging. Crisp, folk-infused arrangements flow throughout the album. Throughout the album Lullabier lets elements of folk, rock, and dream pop comes together to develop into a serene swirl of sound. Lyrics have a poetic quality to them as they seemingly evaporate into the air.
A blissful organ opens the album off on a note of grandeur with “Escape”. From there a spry and simple yet effective beat take hold. Rather touching in its temperament is the reflective work of “Icarus”. The deliberate pacing of “Bonds” makes it one of the album highlights. With a gorgeous chorus the song has a peaceful meditative quality to it. Nimble guitar work adds to the tactile, emotional impact of the sound. Languid rhythms reveal themselves on the sleepy style of “Snow”. Easily the highlight of the album “Snow” has a warm inviting presence to it. Rather loose and free is the spirited performance of “Desire”. Tender in tone is the gentle “Gleam” another highlight of the album. Ending the album off on a playful note is the celebratory “Animals” whose tribal rhythm works wonders. Nearly psychedelic in hue the song possesses a true sense of comfort.
Tasteful, timeless, and elegant, Lullabier’s “Lost In Translation” is a satisfying, lovely piece of work.