Audiophiles have but a single cureâ€”seeking out the best, most pleasing music for the ears to experience. Sometimes the cure comes in the form of placing that old jazz record on the turntable and giving it a good spin. Sometimes it comes in the form of placing a giant pair of headphones over your ears, closing your eyes, and letting the music surround you.
Jared and Michael Bell are Lymbyc Systym, the two primary forces behind the sound of percussion and keys. On their latest release, the cleverly titled Love Your Abuser, they added a few talented guests into the mix, most notably Dylan Christy from Mice Parade and Jimmy Lavelle from The Album Leaf. The result is headphone music reminiscent of a blended The Album Leaf / Talkdemonic mixed drink.
Like the aforementioned groups, Lymbyc Systym is experimental and instrumental, artistic and creative; a colorful array of sound that should never be taken for granted. The sound is epic, filling space and time so completely that it is astonishing only two men were behind its creation.
This review was originally published April 5, 2007 on the old version of FensePost.
Lymbyc Systym: Fall Bicycle [mp3]
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Mush Records [CD, 2007]
1. Rest Easy / Age Kindly
2. Love Your Abuser
3. Astrology Days
4. Idle Wires
5. Fall Bicycle
7. A Day At The Beach
8. Truth Skull
9. Pittsburgh Left
10. â€¦So We Can Sleep