Mark McGuire - Get Lost
Get Lost, the full-length follow-up to 2010’s Living With Yourself, finds McGuire tightening his routine. It’s a more deliberate, less improvisatory effort built around frequently recurring motifs– mainly, gurgling loops and major key plucking. “I really want the records to be more concise and to zone in on one idea and let it elaborate in different ways throughout the album,” he told an interviewer following the release of his compilation record, A Young Person’s Guide to Mark McGuire. “Before maybe it was just getting stoned and jamming for a couple hours, and thinking, ‘Man, this tape’s going to rule.'” Where Living With Yourself found McGuire sticking to moody, simple melodies, Get Lost inches up the volume a little.