The lazy guitar and the clickity-clack percussion loom like the bastard child of Jandek and Belle and Sebastian, grown up and obsessed with mild folktronica. Its ominous, comforting and beautifully introspective.
This bleeds nicely into Drift, which takes that sullen ambiance and swirls it left to right with singer Cooper Whitsons off-kilter voice acting as a blanket for the chill that the music leaves in the air. With Sink Full, Lived In and the exquisitely dense and naturalistic Hummingbird, its impossible to not look for deeper meaning in the albums cover.
Remember that scene in Ferris Buellers Day Off when the gang is at the museum? Cameron stares into Georges Seurats A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, connecting with the boys increasing nothingness in the painting as an instrumental version of the Smiths Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want fills the background.
That was what happened to me as I listened to Your Imagination, and its a feeling that is hard to shake. In retrospect, its a feeling I dont want to shake, an album I dont want to shake.
Listen to Your Imagination at leafhandsmusic.bandcamp.com. Louis Fowler