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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Mono Part 1 (14:55)
2. Mono Part 2 (20:09)

Line-up / Musicians

- Cyril Laurent / all instruments, electronic and effects

Releases information

OPNCD0021, 2012 CD reissue

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Review by DamoXt7942
FORUM & SITE ADMIN GROUP Avant, Crossover & Neo Teams
4 stars "Mono" is not a monotone.

LAMBWOOL's "Mono" released in 2009 is a conceptual album including two long tracks (Part 1 & 2) maybe for representing monotonous atmosphere just like the monotonous sleeve pic. But the content cannot be mentioned simply as above.

From just the beginning of the first track Part 1, I cannot avoid feeling theatrical improvement and continuous beauty brought up all of a sudden. Exactly more monotonous and more of fragility than his debut shot can be heard via this stuff, but not tiresome (of course!) ... beneath the monotonous sea, ambient musical therapy regulated with theoretical method for melody lines. Dramatic, suggestive and addictive sound cries here and there, based upon wavy freak-out drone background. Upon another moment, looks like I should swim in a cool lake surfaced by clear blue ice. The musical lake, veiled in a mysterious oxygenic water where an embryo lives safe and sound, has some capacity for every inner mind.

Part 2 sounds like a lullaby featuring heartwarming mother's touches and hallucinogenic movements. There are vacant moments filled with meaningful sound elements ... and amazingly every little vacancy should be a threshold into the next tonic occasion. As if he might make a strong resistance against an invisible wall, a mass of electronic bullets created via his synthesizer attack and hit against transparency. And ultimately the last 5 minute phrase is a dramatic epilogue containing a beautiful graceful melody trip that can be called as such an ambient Fantasia.

As a result, I cannot help considering that every electronic monotone would assemble together towards a music elixir otherwise.

Review by admireArt
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.

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