Album Review: LAKE – Circular Doorway

The first of two new LP’s from K Records staple LAKE displays the band at their most laid-back and groovy. Circular Doorway continues the band’s nearly decade-long journey into the land of ‘what if Fleetwood Mac were hip locals living on Olympia’s west side?’ Funky keyboards and percussion drift through the tracks for an easy-going – slightly doped up – vibe. It’s ideal as a bedtime soundtrack, or perhaps for a sunny afternoon tea party. In particular, Ashley Erikson’s mesmeric voice, outstanding in tracks like “No Wonder I,” takes this album above and beyond any of LAKE’s previous releases.

Stream and download Circular Doorway from LAKE’s Bandcamp page.

by Issac Scott