We last left this dynamic duo after releasing their debut album on Mush Records. Since then, the Bell brothers, Jared and Michael, from Tempe, Arizona, have put out a remix album (featuring remixes by The Album Leaf, Daedelus, The One AM Radio and Bibio) and recently re-issued their first EP on their new label, Magic Bullet out of Virginia. The new tracks the band has added for the sharing encompass the wide range of instrumental rock you can expect from these fellows. “Narita” from their new split EP with This Will Destroy You starts out small and subtle with a three-key riff and then gradually grows into a sweeping epic as layers pile onto layers. “Fall Bicycle” from their first album exemplifies the duo’s playful personality and showcases well Jared’s keyboard playing and Michael’s drumming. This summer you can enjoy the sites and sounds of this family roadtrip when they come strolling through your town.
Original post: 04/18/2007:
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.