Damien Lynch is a gentleman you’ve met in a past life. Emerging with this debut, he steps nicely into a home at the ESP Institute. On side A, we‘re invited to The Heights, a transcendent state where the negative space between the notes is equally as important as his lush instrumentation. Damien’s build-up of warm analogue machines twinkle and stab, leading way to a memorable hook, a squelching chord melody full of live nuance and energy. On side B, Safe House plays out a similar theme in terms of arrangement, however, the ethereal space Damien creates with the kalimba and driving arpeggios elevates us to an even higher plane, where his lead floats gracefully across the stereo spectrum, blanketing the fast-paced rhythms with a calming sense of purity. We’re serious when we say that these two songs will guide you toward enlightenment.