Let's Build a Roof (KLP213)
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LAKE's album Let's Build A Roof [KLP213], produced by Northwest legend Karl Blau at Olympia's Dub Narcotic Studio, is sweet, funky and nostalgic – a paragon of psychedelic pop. Their previous album, Oh, the Places We'll Go [KLP196], contained lighter, more upbeat numbers, but its theme of wonder and idealism foreshadowed the next album to come. Let's Build a Roof is like a travelogue of the places they went, the stories they encountered on the way, and the memories that were unearthed from those experiences, be they good or bad. Eli Moore and Ashley Eriksson's radiating songwriting chemistry serves as the foundation of Let's Build a Roof. Their retro-jingly pop aesthetic is further fleshed out with thicker instrumentation (featuring a rotating cast of synths, keys, guitar, flutes and assorted percussions) and tempo shifts that fracture into kaleidoscopic sounds and harmonies.