By Megan Neff
Julian Lynch, Mare
It’s been a week now. I’m still trying to clear my head enough to write this review. It seems no amount of undisturbed space within my mind will be sufficient. But that’s sort of the way this album goes. Attempting level-headedness while underwater.
Technically speaking, it all adds up. Lynch, a former Smithsonian Folkways Recrodings employee, now studies ethnomusicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An expertise in music spanning decades and genres is apparent in the album’s very fabric. World blends with folk blends with ambient electronic. Ancient wood keeps time with modern synthetics.