iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Your Universe, Your Mind by Hypatia Lake, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Your Universe, Your Mind

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Despite the absolutely atrocious faux-Jamaican (?!) narration (or "spoken interludes," as the liner notes refer to them) this is a thoroughly enjoyable, if uneven, debut EP. The epic guitar heroics that take over after the initial verbal tedium on the first track is reminiscent of Crazy Horse or even Southern fried axe slingers like the Allman Brothers, but after that those references quickly disappear. The second track could be a latter-day Mercury Rev or Flaming Lips outtake as we are transported into the story of the eponymously named settlement known as Hypatia Lake. Because, as on their subsequent full-length, ...and We Shall Call Him Joseph, which furthers the fable, this is the very definition of a concept album. This seven-song collection purportedly introduces us, although in oblique terms, to the fictitious town, its inhabitants, and the candy factory that is at once its primary industry and its soul-sucking antagonist. Elements of the Elephant Six collective and British shoegaze are bandied about, along with the earthy (of '80s American jangle pop) and the ethereal (of the aforementioned Mercury Rev as well as Sparklehorse). It's a captivating debut; it will be interesting to see where the tale takes us next (although despite the spoken narrative it's difficult to picture Hypatia Lake in the Caribbean).

Your Universe, Your Mind, Hypatia Lake
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Contemporaries