Lunar Isles – “In Any Other”


“In Any Other” is the second single from Lunar Isles‘ upcoming sophomore album, Mirror Shapes. Lunar Isles is the moniker of David Skimming, a Scottish multi-instrumentalist based in South Korea. Skimming says the track “epitomises the rest of the album; a slow-burning, break-up soundtrack with elements of lo-fi bedroom-pop production.” As such, “In Any Other” consumes with a dreamy envelopment, building from graceful guitars into gently accompanying percussion and lush vocals. Several moments, like the added twang and guitar-laden warmness around 01:15, add subtle movement — though, cumulatively, the track more so enthralls with a hypnotic structure and dream-pop allure that never wears thin. “In Any Other” is thoroughly recommended for any dream-pop fans.

“In Any Other” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2021’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-Pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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