When Lewes-raised Laucan began singing in falsetto after the break-up of his old band, he had his reasons. “I didn’t
The falsetto holds firm but the reluctance to be heard has changed with the arrival of the 27-year- old’s debut album.
Building on the promise of his debut ‘Up Tomorrow EP’ (“a piece of sun-dappled pastoral prog in 7/4” – Uncut)
‘FramesPerSecond’ sets impressionist lyrical images and heart-in- mouth reveries on innocence lost to sublime
music: poised between spectral folk and immersive soundscapes.
With Andrew Phillips of Ninja Tune post-rock duo Grasscut as a collaborator, Galpin composes with a cinematic
auteurs sense of shading and world-building and a flair for sound art that evokes a sense of environment. This shows
on the Nick Drake-does- Radiohead-ish ‘I Want Out’, where hypnotic percussion and a coaxing cello accompany
reflections on a theme of retreat: “Running away from the sound, disappear into the ground.” His sense of counterpoint sharp, Galpin makes splendid isolation sound inviting.
“It's a breath-taking jaw-dropper that grabs you by the scruff of your neck and whips you into a new world – a world
where the only company is the wind between the reeds. It's a thrill from beginning to end, and a rare work of pure
escapism… Immersed in "folk music of increasing obscurity" Galpin set off on a journey into the past to escape the hubbub of London living. It seems he's done just that, sauntering backwards into a time of disconnection and solace.”
The Line of Best Fit “Both decidedly lasting and poignant. Galpins vocal is a thing of stark beauty, the kind of voice that is undoubtedly aninstrument all of its own making, as supple and solid as the flourishes of guitar and percussion that back it up with quietconsideration throughout.”Gold Flake Paint “What sets his debut apart are the cinematic, electronic textures that he weaves around his work, but also the off-kilter material. Up tomorrow is a piece of sun-dappled pastoral prog in 7/4, woozy, FX-laden, rich in bucolic imagery.” Uncut