Article originally appeared on The Music Mar 6th 2017
Lonelyspeck’s second EP is like being adrift on a glass sea. It’s rife with slightly distorted, crystalline beauty; peaceful and enchanting, but also distinctly sharp, with an air of purposeful refraction. Sione Teumohenga lets their voice wash across the five-track offering with amazing lightness, dipping in and out of their instrumentation and skittish ambient trappings with casual ease. It often feels as though their singing is simply another sample, a synthetic string to be plucked and composed alongside the rest of their tools. Lave is an unexpectedly lively thing, ponderous yet full of hidden depths and immediate appeal.