Created and performed solely by songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Lionel Williams, Vinyl Williams’ debut album ‘Lemniscate’ unites vast landscapes, multi-religious symbolism, and the supernatural into a paradoxical whirlpool of “mysticism and sonic matrices”. On the surface his music is a flood of ideas and imagery, dashing psyched-out space-rock with layers of kraut and shoegaze; muscular, transcendental-pop tracks led by frazzled melodies and driving rhythm sections. Digging deeper into Williams’ world, album centerpiece ‘Inner Space’ and closer ‘Follow In Your Dreams’ reveal more intangible, ethereal qualities; the sound of a restless creative interweaving concepts to conjure a truly unique and intuitive experience.
Opening reviews.. :
Northern Transmissions - “Lemniscate is an album born out of a new young generation that have decades of musical history to work from, so what used to be avant-garde and experimental is now becoming a very accepted form of new musical expression. 8/10”
This Is Fake DIY - “Sky-scraping ambition / a fascinating debut from a bewitching producer that clearly has immeasurable talent to harness / extraordinary in transcendent power. 7/10”
The Fly - “A record rich in magical ethereality and the restless energy of a constantly creating mind. 4/5”
Bowlegs- “drenched with spiralling originality. 8.1”
Rough Trade - ‘Album of the Week’
Ahead of debut album Lemniscate - due Nov 12th through No Pain In Pop and Salonislam - LA’s Vinyl Williams has issued a video for lead single ‘Higher Worlds’. As with the completely self-produced, written and performed album, the animation is a singular example of Lionel Williams’ creative luminosity. ”Teal treasure temples and extracelestial landscapes are waiting for you..”. (read more)