LEVOLLINEN

by LOST LEFT

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    ltd. ed., CDr, riso printed sleeves/artwork, 2012

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“Traces of My Morning Jacket. Space shifting guitars, the atmospheric grandeur of Mogwai and the literate, suit-wearing school of 90's indie (Tindersticks, Hefner)” Victoria Segal Q MAGAZINE

"music which lives and breathes, and changes direction in a moment"
"there's virtuosic guitar work from Pritchard which would appeal to fans of Yo La Tengo and Stephen Malkmus"
"Lost Left are gone and we'll never hear this album played live"
Andrew Hannah LINE OF BEST FIT

Levollinen is an album to be heard in its entirety, with a lyrical arc that prompts the listener to dig a bit deeper, and a vast cavernous sound that reveals more with each listen... The musicianship is understated and masterly, sparkling instrumentation that adds valleys of space with which the songs breathe and exist.'
ROUGH TRADE

“This is serious music for serious listeners.”
“Ben Pritchard tends to work more as an abstract painter than a storyteller”
Rob Peoni (Thoughts on Tracks)

"Levollinen is stark-to-the-point-of-hardly-there folk-blues with a severe sombre broodiness..this draws attention to a bleakly gifted and relatively unheard talent."
Thomas H Green / The Arts Desk

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LEVOLLINEN, was recorded in and around Ben’s home in South London over the course of half a year. They subsequently took a trip up to Glasgow to record more songs with Marcus Mackay in his old converted coach-house which is home to The Diving Bell Lounge (Trembling Bells, Alasdair Roberts, Snow Patrol, Kathryn Joseph, Frightened Rabbit).

LOST LEFT quietly self-released this album in 2012, and after Ben packaged off a handwritten note and 7” sampler to Jarvis Cocker and Gideon Coe at 6 Music, it resulted in them receiving a few radio plays from them as well as selling out their home-made CD stock at Rough Trade. But life happened; they disbanded, and are no longer playing together, meaning this album is unlikely to be played live again.

However, on Hits the Fan Records’ re-launch in January 2015 (for the release of now critically acclaimed Kathryn Joseph’s album), they knew that their next big album release had to be this album from LOST LEFT - an unearthed gem of an album that deserved to be heard and celebrated as one of this decades hidden and understated musical masterpieces.
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released April 29, 2016

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LOST LEFT London, UK

LOST LEFT are Ben Pritchard, Bobby Crawford, and Chris Pollock. They had been playing together live for a few years before front man Ben Pritchard wrote a collection of songs that make up the body of debut LP release LEVOLLINEN which reflect a long period of living in relative solitude. ... more

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