What Sound [VINYL]
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LAMB What Sound (2001 UK 11-track double vinyl LP picture sleeve with inners. Third album from the Mancunian duo who created a great mix of trip-hop jazz dub breaks and drum and bass. The sleeve shows only light wear and the vinyl looks barely played)
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is sparcity of releases then we have to accept it from Lamb and anybody else. Of their three albums this is the easiest to get into and is definitely the most 'up'. I doubt that it will have the durability of their debut but nearly everything on 'What Sound' has merit, including three
especially beautiful tracks 'Heaven', 'Gabriel' and the title song. I can't say I particularly like the child oriented 'Small', but Andy Barlow
really gets off on 'Scratch Bass'. I think Lamb now have an output comparable to Massive Attack with only a small proportion of their recognition.
Go out and discover Lamb if you haven't already !
Finally, there's "Gabriel". Unbelievable. "I can fly, but I want his wings. I can shine, even in the darkness, but I crave the light that he brings. Revel in the songs that he sings. My Angel Gabriel". Just - pure emotional territory, and effing well done too. The chorus hits with an incredible wave of feeling.
Basically, this album shows what Lamb are really capable of (their other albums have been "good - but no cigar"). Portishead and Massive Attack were cool in their day, but now they've met their match.
Some people turn to pills and things
to help them through the day
to take them up or down or just
to ease the blues away
By me I really want to feel
The ups and downs of life so real ..."
The other track that kicks, in the extreme sense is "Gabriel". I've not heard anything of this calibre in years. It reminds me of a quote from the Will Gibson book "Count Zero":
"Are you sad ?"
"But your ... Your songs are sad ..."
"My songs are of time and distance. The sadness is in you. Watch my arms. There is only the dance ..."
Gabriel just has that feel. It's not sad, but listening to it imbues a sense of longing that's almost sadness. I'm not sure I can explain it. Go listen to it.
However, if you're looking at this item chances are you're planning on buying the album itself anyway (or perhaps already own it) and the question is whether the second disc makes this a worthwhile purchase compared to the cheaper normal version. The remixes present here are of varying quality, my personal highlights being the Kruder and Dorfmeister session mix of "Trans Fatty Acid" which somehow maintains the brooding atmosphere of the original while giving it an almost lounge-jazzesque make-over and a somewhat fun-yet-sinister reworking of "B.Line".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I first heard of Lamb, in my beloved TV show Six Feet Under. "Heaven" was used in season 2 promo and premiere. I loved the song even more to get the entire album. Read morePublished on 12 Jan. 2012 by Kaan Sensoy
This is my fave Lamb CD - varied & not too drum & bass. If you like to get down to some serious bass then "Scratch bass" should not disappoint. Read morePublished on 21 Aug. 2011 by busb
utterly utterly beautiful i bough this album on a whim after hearing a tune at a party and thinking why the hell not. Read morePublished on 21 July 2003 by Amazon Customer
There's been a lot of talk in the Lamb camp over the years of creative fiction and its' part in the genesis of the Lamb sound. Read morePublished on 15 Oct. 2001 by Tribeka
I am a huge fan of Lamb. The self-titled debut came out of nowhere and brought a perfect marriage between bristling drum beats and that beautiful voice. Read morePublished on 13 Oct. 2001