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Reviewed by Jesse Austin

Lauren King: Inscape

Reviewed by Jesse Austin

Lauren King: Inscape

It’s not often that you come across an album that feels purposefully put together, with each track there for a reason. Lauren King‘s debut ‘Inscape’ is a collection of orchestral ambient pieces that weave and interlock with one another, through a bed of texture. Recorded, produced and mixed by herself, with a little assistance from Rhian Sheehan, King has been working on this album for the last year and a half. With additional instruments performed by Ilja Gray (drums), Barbara King (piano) Lisa Tagaloa (bass) and strings by The Elios String Quartet, King manages to instill a feeling of hope and wonder with this collection of pieces. From the emotional climax of Dusk, to the shimmerings of Sunrise you can hear her background in short film composition. Inscape is the inner nature of a person shown by a work of art, and after listening to this album, you feel as if you know something greater, and more profound about Lauren King.