Slowpoke is the first solo album from Brooklyn-based musician Lucas Van Lenten. A labor of love, written and recorded in studios and bedrooms in Austin, Texas and Brooklyn, the album is a psychedelic landscape of broken computer beats, fingerpicked guitars, dub bass and imaginary vocals. Bittersweet melodies drift in and out of soundscapes and glitch-pop rhythms, with lyrical themes of false memory, disintegrating relationships and the politics of the animal kingdom. Some of it even rhymes. 'This is a damn beautiful album...like The Soft Bulletin as remixed by The Books.' ~ splendidzine.com 'Brooklyn-based (by way of Austin, Texas) Lucas Van Lenten does a nice quiet bleepy thing mixing acoustic guitars and atmosperic electronics. Check out his cut 'Picture Show' from his 2004 release Slowpoke over at his MySpace teepee. There's also a pretty nice dub number called 'Ghost Ship Dub' that will wrap steely slide guitars around the inside of your skull.' ~ junkmedia.com Lucas also plays in the indie-country band The Westport Sunrise Sessions with long-time co-conspirators Daniel Weintraub and Jason Broome. They are currently recording their second album.
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