Lakes’ debut self-titled album is a completely self-recorded affair, made at home on one-track tape decks. All overdubbing was achieved by putting the first track through Sean’s home stereo and playing along. Nevertheless, the sound on Lakes is huge, claustrophobic and powerful, sidestepping any issues of fidelity through sheer dynamism.
The album alternates between structured works and more freeform, often instrumental performances. It includes an excoriating version of Song Of Investment Capital Overseas by late ‘70s highbrow prog-punks the Art Bears.
Limited edition vinyl LP comes in a plain white sleeve with a colour-photocopied insert. An initial edition had hand-screened covers but those are long gone!