LUMP

LUMP

2018

This album was released 16 weeks ago.

77% ±9% 17 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Late to the Flight
2 May I Be the Light
3 Rolling Thunder
4 Curse of the Contemporary
5 Hand Hold Hero
6 Shake Your Shelter
7 LUMP Is a Product (Credits)
Rating Source
77% 4WIM Rating
100% The Arts Desk Winding down with the rustling and bells of "Shake Your Shelter", a salty sea breeze of a song, LUMP ends with some spoken credits courtesy of Marling.
85% The Line of Best Fit Recorded in Lindsay’s London studio, Marling and Lindsay’s meeting of minds produced the cerebral LUMP, seven long, idiosyncratic, frequently ambient tracks.
80% Drowned in Sound Yet LUMP is its own entity, a synthetic hirsute creature born in Seuss’s whimsical wasteland – and while this first album only grants us a fleeting glimpse, Marling and Lindsay convey startling visions through their new vessel.
80% The Guardian With its piping flutes and stilted acoustic guitar, opener Late to the Flight is reminiscent of an old children’s TV theme tune; later songs are characterised by twinkling synths, twanging guitars and undercurrents of odd rattling.
80% DIY Magazine Across five albums, Laura Marling has always threatened to stray from the path, while never quite actually making the steps.
80% New Musical Express So when Laura Marling and Tunng’s Mike Lindsey claim that their new collaboration LUMP is actually the name of the mottled scarlet Sasquatch shaking its locks around the ‘Curse Of The Contemporary’ video, and that the creature encapsulates the entire project and “will continue to create itself from here”, you worry that it’s got as much chance as Piers Morgan in a public vote for the greatest living Englishman.
80% Earbuddy However, it’s hard when this new project from Tunng’s Mike Lindsay and Laura Marling is called LUMP.
80% Record Collector The band names are often more interesting than the actual songs (The James Coburn Cool, Monique Mason & The Mauve, Flying Pudding), but the folks at Acid Jazz do offer a couple of trippy treats.
80% The Telegraph Marling arrived in 2008 as a precociously mature talent, aged just 17, and her development over six solo albums has been a joy to follow.
80% God is in the TV If this and other unforeseeable, unfathomable recent events aren’t proof enough of the absurdity of modern life, then I’m not sure what level of ludicrousness you’re after.  It’s a reaction to this vacuity that brings Marling and Lindsay to create LUMP, gradually refilling the void.
80% Loud & Quiet The result, what the pair are calling a “cyclical drone journey album”, is an intoxicating listen, a record that baffles as much as delights and revels in its weirder moments.
75% The 405 The video was created by the motion graphics designer, Esteban Diaconno and is a perfect portrayal of the personification and surrealism that marks the album as the LUMP character is brought to life as a creature on an imaginary journey.
75% Under the Radar Magazine The album's production was collaborated on and finished by the end of 2016, then it sat dormant for close to two years while Marling was finishing up other projects.
72% GIGsoup Laura Marling is joined by Mike Lindsay of indie folk outfit Tunng for a short record of the most experimental music of her career.
70% Music OMH In an attempt to define the structure of the surrealist painting, the artist Max Ernst posited that it involved 'a linking of two realities that by all appearances have nothing to link them, in a setting that by all appearances does not fit them'€.For an album indebted to the surrealists, we're told, it seems fitting that the LUMP project's first seeds were sown by a chance encounter between Mike Lindsay and Laura Marling at a bowling alley, a venue whose incongruity was only made more so by its inapropos situation under the vast canopy of the O2 Arena, already quite a strange setting in itself.
60% Resident Advisor Matters aren't helped much by a comical voice that jumps into the track a few times to blather about loving music for a few moments.
60% Irish Times