Ranging from bittersweet jangle pop to a hazier dreampop, Lost You Long Ago is a pointed reminder of the special feeling we have listening to the all too rare recordings by The Arctic Flow. The songs here are works of chiming, shimmering beauty with melodies that soothe and soar while the hushed lyrics reflect on loves lost and relationships dissolved. You may smile, you may cry, or you may sigh and grin through your tears. Whichever approach works for you, this album is a true indie pop 'keeper'.
The Arctic Flow is the project of Chicago musician Brian Hancheck, who has been recording under that name from time to time since 2008. Lost You Long Ago is out now via Chicago's Sunday Records