Lumbar, The First and Last Days of Unwelcome: The Human Laid Bare

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I won’t feign impartiality. Between having helped Roareth put out their first and only record through this site’s in-house label — it was the first release, actually, and my conversations with Edge are good memories that were pivotal in making it happen — and having been in touch over the years with Scheidt as well as being a fan of his and Doyle‘s work, there’s just no way I can pretend to approach Lumbar from neutral ground. Generally, I look at that as a drawback, but in the case of The First and Last Days of Unwelcome and how personal the nature of the album is, I think it actually helps. For years and years, Edge has bounced from one project to the next — even as I type this he’s looking for a band to sing for in Portland — but aside from being arguably the highest-profile, Lumbar might also be the most his own of everything he’s done. The expression in these songs, whether it’s the desperate cloying that begins centerpiece “Day Four” or the explosion of rage that emerges from it, is his. And the claustrophobia of “Day Five,” in which the world seems to be happening somewhere outside the echo chamber of the song itself, isn’t impartial. There’s no distance to Lumbar whatsoever, no moment where the artist responsible has stepped back and said, “I’m going to write about this experience.” That’s not what The First and Last Days of Unwelcome is. Instead, each of these pieces is a transcription of a moment or a stretch of this time. Some, like “Day One,” “Day Two” (the tracklisting corresponding with the days) and “Day Six,” are transposed as relatively complete song ideas — the vocal and instrumental arrangements satisfy as finished products — but not everything is designed to be so neat. The drumless “Day Three” works around a frantic guitar-as-fiddle progression that seethes with tension waiting to boil over as a low rumble rises beneath, Edge shouting, “Why are you here?” from within the morass. He’s low in the mix, overwhelmed at first, and comes forward only as the song itself works to an end of echoing heartbeats and droning, and the aforementioned “Day Five” is a postcard from some unspoken level of hell that conveys its agonies and is gone. No verses or choruses; atmospheres and impressions. Front to back, it is a brief — again, just 24 minutes — but haunting listen.

And even the more “straightforward” material, those songs that present a more completed picture, are informed by the atmospheres of the other parts. One day bleeds into next, as it were — although the tracks aren’t intended necessarily to portray a single 24 hours so much as a vague overarching stretch. Scheidt makes his presence felt almost immediately after the sample that opens “Day One” with a semi-clean lead vocal over a backing track and rolling riff that Edge could just as easily have conjured working from a YOB influence. The second half kicks in and drops out around standalone (or stand-with-drums, anyway) guitar cycles, layers of screaming breaking down to manic repetitions of the word “No” over feedback and rumble. “Day Two” is more of a mash vocally, but “Day Four,” when it hits its launch point, brings Scheidt forward at full growl, and he adds a cleaner approach to “Day Six” as well. Edge and Doyle added their voices as well, so apart perhaps from “Day Six,” it’s not as if Lumbar is exclusively fronted by one artist over the others, and particularly in the concluding dirge march of “Day Seven,” The First and Last Days of Unwelcome benefits from all of its contributors in establishing maybe not a hopeful feel, but at least one that gives the impression that the story doesn’t conclude with the last drum hit or final drone. In terms of mood, it’s nowhere near the kind of there’s-no-way-out snare that “Day Two” through “Day Five” — all of which clock in between two and three minutes long — are able to elicit as one feeds into the next, but I wouldn’t say Lumbar are offering a saccharine positive ending either. Rather, like the album on the whole, “Day Seven” leaves the feeling that it’s just a fraction of the whole story, just a piece, really, of Edge‘s experience, both with MS and as a songwriter. It not a tidy finish, but it’s not a tidy album and it’s not meant to convey a tidy idea. It’s the stuff of life — a sometimes cruel, sometimes brutal melee of emotion — and both for the fact that it translates these emotions coherently and the fact that it offers no distance without drowning in the tide it creates, what’s likely to be Lumbar‘s only outing proves a listening experience as powerful and necessary as the drive that crafted it. Recommended.

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