Lacunae ‎– Collapse

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Tracklist

1 Your Surface 1:21
2 Lifetime 3:16
3 Rebuild In Black 4:25
4 Follow Me Down 4:00
5 Giving Up 0:53
6 From Dust 3:32
7 Eight Zero One 4:43
8 Driver 3:27
9 Stars Burn Out 4:37
10 Rise 3:11
11 Arms Of An Ideal 0:53
12 The Loneliness Of Lovers 5:07
13 An Image Of Itself 0:53
14 Our Memory 3:17

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Notes

"Lifetime" contains elements of "Morphing_3" by Jérôme Noël, sample courtesy of Ohm Force.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 37101 16368 2

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eskolaah

eskolaah

April 11, 2008
edited over 7 years ago

If i remember correctly, one of my favourite trip-hop projects, Saltillo lead me to terrific Broken Nightlights compilation which also had Lacunae's "Stars Burn Out". This was one of the highlights on the compilation and of course after hearing "Stars Burn Out", i had to track down their album which contained this song. First thing you can't miss is how "Stars Burn Out" borrows familiar lullaby song that is made for babies (or similar kind of tune) which is spliced to small glassy fractured pieces and put back together with a twist, and then moving it towards tense and hard illbient/trip-hop background. With similar spliced procedure to the spoken word vocals, it adds the final and nice touch to this track. So it's a bit unheard way to build a track but it shows ingenious way to bring fresh air to this modern day trip-hop genre by adding a glitchy feeling to it. When i was ordering this album, naturally i was also looking for some information about this project and noticed fairly quickly that this isn't typical three member unity. Namely because the three members of this project have never seen each other face to face, so this means all the work is done in three different location. Internet is the one common thing which unites them and via internet they process their tracks. While browsing the information, i saw the usual praises but i also noticed that many buyers who have bought this album, announced that this is the next Portishead or Massive Attack. Personally i wouldn't go that far but then i remembered Massive Attacks' latest album (100th Window) which was quite different what they used to do. If the main song-writer 3D had tweaked the experimental knob all the way up and transferred their music to more glitchy-side, result may be this kind of stuff what Collapse represent. Eh, who the fuck knows.

Anyway... So is this worth of every praise what i encountered? I can say from my behalf, this album didn't bring me disappointment or any kind of regret. "Stars Burn Out" may be their best track which still have a very strong grip on me, but Collapse offer so much more. With similar formula and constant microscopically accurate movement, Collapse' heavily manipulated sound and with deep in the core injected execution, this album brings emotion from side to side. "Rebuild In Black" represents discipline and very mechanically way to desire the darkness inside of us. "Eight Zero One" brings melancholly yet somewhat positive feeling with piano and cello, and in the other side of perspective, "The Loneliness Of Lovers" finally adds lively, smooth motion and powerful spirit from 80's synth backgrounds. Here's a project which name you should start remembering because playing their cards right on next album, they may become one the intresting acts in this genre or have they already passed that phase? We'll see.