Amnesia

Amnesia

Lingus

Island

Lingus, by Amnesia, which is actually former Medicine frontman Brad Laner by himself, is a trippy studio freak fest. Solidly Beck-like (Mr. Two-Turntables plays harp on one song), the record loops and grooves in a decidedly weird manner. Mixing influences of trip-hop and trance music, it sounds like either music from 200 years in the future, or forgotten Syd Barrett out-takes. Beck’s dad, David Campbell, arranged the strings on four cuts. This adds a depth not often found in this sort of music. The best of these is “Swimming Lesson” with somber cellos that remind me of Polish composer Henryk Gorecki. Easy listening for uneasy people.

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