Lymbyc Systym

Review: Lymbyc Systym’s Symbolyst

Lymbyc Systym: SymbolystLymbyc Systym: Symbolyst (Western Vinyl, 9/18/12)

“Prairie School”

Lymbyc Systym: “Prairie School”

Despite spending much of the past three years on separate continents, brothers Jared and Michael Bell have written and recorded their third full-length as Lymbyc Systym — a feat that’s made at least a bit easier thanks to 20 years of playing together. And somehow, Symbolyst is among the duo’s most accomplished to date, with harmonies as rich and melodies as infectious as ever.

50 Unheralded Albums from 2011

50 Unheralded Albums from 2011

In just one more trip around the sun, another swarm of immensely talented but under-recognized musicians has harnessed its collective talents and discharged its creations into the void. This list is but one fraction of those dedicated individuals who caught our ears with some serious jams.