Julian Lynch - Lines
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Based on 9 reviews
2013 Ratings: #679 / 955
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Based on 9 ratings
March 26, 2013 / Release Date
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Beats Per Minute

Where previous works remained cloistered in the relative haze of their home-recorded bliss, Lines steps out into the open, sidling closer to traditional song structures and embracing a slight fidelity boost, one echoed in the crisper vocal production.


It's a rare occurrence to have something so academic and clearly considered come off as playful and laid-back as these songs do, but the layers of instruments never outshine the glowing optimism and simple joy of Lynch's songwriting.

Consequence of Sound

Lynch stacks instruments until the tracks almost can’t hold any more—once he starts pouring the mead in the mug he almost doesn’t know when to stop. 


Lynch seems comfortable here, scattering out another set of question marks, his unassuming approach etched in just a little harder with every passing release.

No Ripcord

The incongruent elements that Lynch utilizes in Lines conjoin into a collective force, accentuating all the minimal moments that embellish his peculiar arrangements without ever affecting the momentum of the songs. 

FACT Magazine

A fair and fine experiment in folk that sees a more mature and worldly Lynch gently come to the fore.

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Track List

  1. Going
  2. Carios kelleyi I
  3. Horse Chestnut
  4. Yawning
  5. Lines
  6. North Line
  7. Carios kelleyi II
  8. Gloves
  9. Onions
  10. Shadow
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Added on: January 10, 2013