Lung Dart are Tim Clay and James Rapson. Using a huge range of field samples and youtube rips they create textured blocks of nostalgia. Sounding like Leyland Kirby making ballads, they play on the odd sense of isolation that comes from the youtube age. It’s loving, but strangely detached from the world.
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Well this is interesting. This is two blokes from Leicestershire sampling stuff off the internet but the end result is a lot more fascinating and ghostly than I'm making it sound. Their aesthetic is of lo-fi tracks made up of peculiar samples with heartfelt, slowed down vocals added on top. 'Totem' exemplifies this approach with some sleek casio led soft synth sounds and those vocals churning away giving a real emotional resonance. Kind of imagine it is a rhinoceros singing.
Everything is ghostly which justifies the comparisons to Leyland Kirby and the Caretaker particularly on opener 'Healthy Functioning Tissue' which has the same repeating vocal throughout and some downwards descending piano. It's soothing and lovely though rather than scary and dissonant. 'Tuvalu' is like some kind of gospel tune rather like the opening to Talking Heads 'Road To Nowhere' slathered in enough to reverb to kill a horse with an added hosepipe solo.
It's fascinating stuff and going back to something I said earlier it has the same kind of melancholy you get when you see really big lumbering animals doing something sad on youtube.
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