Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonMM Radio ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonMP3 ButtonForum ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Lawrence English - A Colour for Autumn [12K - 2010]

'A Colour for Autumn' is one of several albums released by the prolific Lawrence English in 2009. Over time sound-artist/musician English has shown many faces and approaches within electronic world- this album is a delicate and beautiful work within the drone and ambient fields of the electronic world.

Throughout the 00:37:18 minutes of its duration (It says so on the cover print!) English paints long landscapes with gentle layers of sound as a background to musical developments that are sometimes as tiny and as soft the breeze, or other times potent and intense in the form of a storming electronic feedback. Electronic music is often seen as a cold medium, but English makes it sound warm and even alive with pulsating rhythms and countless layers of sound that shift one on top of the other.

The picture of dawn/dusk on the front cover tells exactly what you should expect from this album, with English changing the musical momentum, focusing on different parts of the landscape he draws. Starting with small movements that let you hear tiny occurrences and appreciate their short lived essence, he then goes climbing towards epic monuments and romantic sound pads, not forgetting to show also everywhere in between.
 
English also has two visitors on this album. Dean Roberts appears with ghostlike vocals on the first track "Droplet" and Christian Fennesz brings his electronic gear to support track number 4 – "The Surface of everything". Those who are blessed with sharp ears will notice the similarity between the latter track  and Asva's song 'A game in hell, hard work in heaven'. This works, of course in favour of English and with or with-out the connection to Asva, "The surface of everything" is brilliant, and perhaps the best track on the album.

"A Colour for Autumn" ends in the way it begun, with the sound dying slowly; and more important – gracefully. The background landscapes have vanished only to leave soft whispers as this album's swan song. Maybe that's what it was all along. A soft, sometimes breathtaking' swansong, just before winter comes.

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5

Oren Ben-Yosef
Latest Reviews

Lawrence English - A Colour for ...
'A Colour for Autumn' is one of several albums released by the prolific Lawrence English in 2009. Over time sound-artist/musician English has shown many face...
231114   Verde - Petoviha
231114   Tissa Mawartyassari - Yûrei
221114   Morton Feldman/FLUX Quartet -...
221114   Variousý Artists - The East V...
211114   Barry Romberg's Random Access...
211114   David Dominique - Ritual
191114   Sutcliffe Jugend and Junko - ...
191114   PCRV/Developer - Split Cassette
181114   Dyster - Le Cycle Sénescent
141114   Kahn/Olive - Two Sunrise
Latest Articles

Lorenzo Abattoir - US West Coast...
During  August 2014 Italian noise maker & HNW artists Lorenzo Abattoir went on his first US tour taking in a the west coast of the country.  Lo...
301014   Lorenzo Abattoir - US West C...
201014   Ryne Barber - Hearse Fetish,...
131014   The Necks - Live report- 08 O...
260914   Z'EV - One Of A Kind
080914   Propast - Unholy Serbian Dark...
030914   Nightsatan - The Fearless War...
280814   Static Goat - Head-Screwing ...
220714   Julien Skrobek - Artful Static
060714   Adam Sykes - Iris Light Resu...
020714   Inanition - Masks Behind, Ma...

Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

subscribe unsubscribe
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 - 2014. Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=com Bottom