|MH-252 Lymbyc Systym - Love Your Abuser
Love Your Abuser, the debut full-length from Arizona’s Lymbyc Systym, is a sprawling post-rock epic. Brothers Jared and Micheal Bell have created an album of ten distinct pieces that capture an emotional range not often seen in instrumental music. From the playful to the sublime, Jared creates the core of Love Your Abuser with layer upon layer of vintage keyboards and effects. Michael’s virtuoso drum work and tasteful programming add the perfect complement to the melodies. The album maintains a consistent sound throughout, yet each composition stands on its own. Without uttering a word, Lymbyc Systym have made one of the most powerful statements in the Mush Records catalog.
|An intensely relaxing experience - Re:Up / The music of now - Scissorkick / So alive and varied that it's easy to forget the band is instrumental - Resonance / Blindingly colorful, lively, and optimistic - Flavorpill / It'll warm your soul - Ion / Fans of Tortoise, Four Tet, and My Bloody Valentine, take note. - XLR8R
|If you'll notice our masthead we list the names of the cities in which each of our writers reside. Well, close enough. I don't actually live in Huntington Beach. I live in the small city that rests in the geographic elbow of Huntington Beach: Fountain Valley. There are no physical features distinguishing the city from Huntington Beach, with the exception of the mile square park smack in the middle of the city, and the great Vietnamese restaurants on the north end of town. How, you ask, does this have anything to do with Lymbyc Systym's instrumental, post-rock, debut album on Mush Records? When I first heard Lymbyc Systym it immediately brought to mind Fountain Valley's bland, generic motto: "A nice place to live." Simply put, Lymbyc Systym is nice music to listen to. Yet it's neither bland, nor generic. And unlike FV's relationship to the L.A. metropolis, Lymbyc Systym is anything but an insignificant blip on Mush Records' sprawling, musical landscape. - 3Hive