All Of My Bodies, Heavy Lark, heavylark.com
“Tonight, I am the tallest of tidal waves,” announces Vancouver’s Andrew Yong Hoon Lee in the swelling first moments of his full-length debut. It’s a fitting metaphor. All Of My Bodies is dense, immersive pop, with the deadpan delivery of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, and the occasional bout of Flaming Lips-like gran-deur. The mood is heavy — Lee wrote this record shortly after his father died — but never oppressive, and it’s saturated with Lee’s struggles. “You do not know what I’ve been through,” he suggests near the album’s end, “but you can taste it.