[SOFT PSYCH POP] I don’t envy the task of transforming Nate Lacy’s spiraling, naturalist and homemade acoustic pop songs into fully produced album form. So strange and singular are those songs (which he’s been recording on his own for the past four years as Mimicking Birds) that it’s almost a shame to take them out of their natural environment at all. Mimicking Birds’ self-titled debut retains Lacy’s distinct vision, from his squeaky finger-picking to his biologist’s take on humanity. In melding Lacy’s vision with their own, Brock and Jones focused largely on giving the recordings weight: “New Doomsdays” is powerfully oceanic, echoing and rolling as if a great tide is pushing and pulling on Lacy’s lungs. They also broke up Lacy’s tendency to play his listeners into a trance: “Cabin Fever” peppers in synthesized strings and abstract percussion.
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