Album Review: Light Pollution - 'Apparitions' (Carpark)

A debut in the mould of the greats rather than carving a new sound

Album Review: Light Pollution - 'Apparitions' (Carpark)

6 / 10 Frontman James Cicero’s grandfather lived on the breadline when he moved from Spain to Chicago to perform in a big band. His tale didn’t warn off his grandson, who dropped out of college to start psych-popsters Light Pollution. But was it worth it? Well… their careers adviser-flouting debut is in the mould of the greats rather than carving a new sound. From the Animal Collective-esque noise wall in ‘Bad Vibes’ to the haunting ‘Drunk Kids’ with a hint of The Walkmen’s wailing vocals, and the atmospheric Hope Of The States-style ‘Deyci, Right On’, ‘Apparitions’ is brave, but not as brave as Cicero’s grandfather was when he took his trumpet to Chicago.

Abby Tayleure

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