There are points on "In New Jersey" where it's initially unclear if Julian Lynch is humming into a microphone with delay or playing a clarinet. As time goes on, it becomes clear that it's actually a clarinet we're hearing, but by then we've already moved on to a kid and a dog examining a fallen horse in slow motion while swimming in soft watercolors. The song initially starts as warm and contemplative, but then moves into a darker, more alienating and mysterious zone. Julian Lynch's Mare is out now.
June 29, 2010