Lankum โ€“ False Lankum (2023)

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Lankum, the Irish quartet has recently turned another page of the glorious chronicle.

This album turns to be special one, just not something single and whole. It’s as if the musicians have released the material they have been working on, not caring how different compositions would sound one after another. There was definitely no goal to bring everything to uniformity, that’s it.

After the first impression comes the rest. Within “False Lankum” you’ll find a lot. There are ballads that have been passed down from generation to generation. Then, interpretations and reflections take place. Check three “fugues”, for instance. They have nothing to do with classical works, but ambient immersions into another side of space.

In my opinion, “Go Dig My Grave”, the album’s opening track, significantly outweighs the rest. To understand how skillfully Lankum create their compositions, listen to the same song from the 60s and compare your feelings. Here and there, behind the simple and careless words lies a heartbreaking story. However, in regard of the music, Lankum seemed to move through the sound. They do use familiar instruments, but extract a completely uncharacteristic sound, unique and soulful.

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