Opening like a seaside Fellini film, Dip starts with the sounds of gulls, waves, and a distant jazz band playing a mournful dirge. Former Arab Strap member Aidan Moffat takes us on a thematic journey on his third album as L. Pierre, and this one's for the folkies. Acoustic guitars mingle with cello, double bass, and trumpet in a hazy ramble that glows like a sunset. The result is a set of aqueous poems that play out like Nick Drake instrumentals mixed by Biosphere. Dive in.