Lost Animal - You Yang (2016)
Indie Pop, Experimental | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:42:31 | 102 MB
Label: Dot Dash | Release Year: 2016
Jarrod Quarrell's journey through the Melbourne underground, from the scuzz rock of New Season and the no-wave languor of St Helens through to Lost Animal's dub-inflected street hassles, appeared to be about the laconic singer-songwriter satisfying his solo vision. But on Lost Animal's follow-up to 2011's Ex-Tropical, Quarrell has found valued collaborators such as in-demand multi-instrumentalist Shags Chamberlain, and the result is an expansive recasting of the frontman's aesthetic. Message for the Future blares with maximal regret and there's a sci-fi elegance to Leave It on the Streets, and while Lost Animal has retained Quarrell's uneasy topography, the project now sounds like a dark reflection of pop's ambitious outsiders.