Lost treasure needn’t be found in the distant past; the 21st century hides many artists who disappeared into the great wide yonder. BC Camplight is one such example. The alter-ego of American songwriter Brian Christinzio released albums in 2005 and 2007, both gems of a certain psych-pop vintage, combining eloquent songwriting with a self-destructive bent. But this sublime talent was given another chance last year. His new album ‘How To Die In The North’ (Bella Union), recorded in his newly adopted home of Manchester, is a fantastically rich, stylistically diverse trip of layered pop to a haunted take on Sixties sunshine-pop.

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