All the birds is the first glimpse of Lamb’s Lou Rhodes fourth solo album – theyesandeye, out on July 22nd via the newly re-established Nude Records. Moving alongside her work with influential electronic group Lamb, Rhodes wanted some experiment with a different sort of sound on her new album. “I had a bunch of songs”, says Rhodes, “but I wasn’t sure which way to go with them. I had a gut feeling I wanted to experiment with a slightly psychedelic feel and, by chance, met up with Simon Byrt (the album’s co-producer) in a friend’s studio. It turned out that he has a strange passion for vintage spring and tape echoes and, before long, we’d decided to make a record together.”
Telling the story of finding love when all else seems lost, album opener All the birds is this hazy slice of summer folk/indie, wrapped up in these gentle arpeggios and reverbs (vintage, no less) as this minimal percussion gives the only indication of direction underneath. It’s (typically) rather lovely, ethereal stuff.