Globelamp is the solo project of Elizabet Le Fey, formerly of Foxygen but now boldly doing her own thing. The Orange Glow is a strong statement, with Le Fey’s songs swaggering and swooning around like the sun-and-angst tinged music of 70’s California: the album was produced in Los Angeles. Out on Wichita.
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 09 June 2016Once again there’s a back story, death, break ups etc. Very few back stories involve sitting on your arse for two years watching Blankety Blank re-runs. Anyway enough about my life and let’s get on to assessing this new record from former Foxygen member Elizabeth Le Fey. It’s an almost manic slice of freak folk that sits somewhere between Joanna Newsom and the early weird Tyrannosaurus Rex. Le Fey comes across as some kind of star child and she lives up to this image with several slabs of wild folk that are played with a charming sloppiness which she rants over with lazily double tracked and triple tracked vocals. She has a really odd enunciation which makes words like ’time’ come across as ‘toime’ but all these quirks just kind of add to the charm. She’s pretty much out there on her own with this, it comes across at times like some kind of ramshackle under rehearsed musical theatre. It is hard work for sure but kind of unusual and I can imagine this becoming one of those records that if you get it then it could entangle you for a long long time.
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