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Lambwool

 

Progressive Electronic

4.00 | 3 ratings

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admireArt
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4 stars Give yourself some adventurous pleasure!

As I mentioned in my previous Lambwool review, this musician has a knack for symphonic structures as for the orchestral sound. In the hands of less creative musicians this whims become over pretentious and insignificant, but in the hands of electronic music composers Cyril Laurent aka Lambwool this possibilities grow accordingly to his talent and means of expression.

Let me dig a little bit on the symphonic and orchestal terms. By symphonic , I do mean the classic music structures and partitions and by orchestral I mean the multiple arrangement of instruments but in Cyril Laurent's electronic world these varied instruments also include electronic sounds, effects, field-recordings, piano & synths. That mentioned, let me continue my review.

MONO, 2009,compresses Lambwool's music composition possible highlights into two single tracks, therefore reducing both pieces to their brighter and perfect pitch flow and progression. No wastelands nor fillers, both pieces are a constant fluctuation of creativity both in rhythm and melody. And there exactly lies the real deal about this release, its music composition moves in that kind of level where mere composers turn into magicians.

Lambwool's electronic dronescaping musical language is friendly (which does not mean sugarly),it is rich yet constantly experimental even obscure at times and it is intelligent as it is attractive thus enticing. His "orchestral" arrangements work wonders in their structuring, counterpoints and moods, as his perfect distance of over doing them.

The string like sections in their epic depictions may turn a bit too passionate, but not the point of becoming cliches, although quiet close, once or twice, which is in fact the only reason I am not rating it with the 5 stars medal, besides that this is a must in any Progressive Electronic collection.

****4.6 PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |

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