Freddie Lloyd’s solo project Ursine Vulpine is full of wondrous arrangements, film soundtrack precision and well-balanced loops. Bringing the warm comforting sounds of Tim And Sam’s Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam, but combining these with the sheer force of an understated Talons, the likes of ‘2046’ are deep and concentrated efforts that you will come back to again and again. The list of influences on the UV MySpace are wide-ranging but it is where Freddie says he’s inspired by ‘All The Times I’m Happy’ and ‘All The Times I’m Sad’ that will make you understand what his project is all about, at times the songs are heart-breaking but always with a hopeful and melancholic tone. The vocals are used sparingly but to perfect effect. Playing more instruments than most full bands would struggle to handle, including a flute, mandolin and ‘a broken one-string banjo’, you can find out more about this graceful musician at http://www.myspace.com/ursinevulpine