Lull ‎– Cold Summer

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Sentrax ‎– SNTX 490
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Tracklist

1 Slow Fall Inward 23:55
2 Lonely Shelter 15:56
3 Long Way Home 23:38
4 Lost Sanctum 15:57

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Recorded and mixed at Wall of Silence between 25/30 April '94.

M. J. Harris appears courtesy of Earache Records

Sentrax Corporation
105 Harcourt Road, Forest Fields, Nottingham, NG7 6PX. U.K.
Distribution: D.O.R. (Infinity)
P.O. Box 1797, London, E1 4TZ, Tel: 071 702 7842, Fax: 071 790 0764

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  • Matrix / Runout: SNTX490 10292671 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Lull Cold Summer(4xFile, MP3, Album, RE, 128) Subharmonic none 2000
SD 7013 Lull Cold Summer(CD, Album, Ltd, S/Edition) Subharmonic SD 7013 US 1994 Sell This Version
SD 7013 Lull Cold Summer(CD, Album) Subharmonic SD 7013 US 1995 Sell This Version
SD7013-2 Lull Cold Summer(CD, Album, RE) Subharmonic SD7013-2 US 1995 Sell This Version

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bonnicon

bonnicon

May 31, 2012
Curiously the opening track on this album starts off sounding like a piece from a CARPENTER film taken down a couple of octaves. Unlike later LULL explorations, this still retains a strong structure, and has quite a charming, pacifying warmth to it which envelops the listener in smoky-black heat. There's a similar feel to this piece as to the VIDNA OBMANA / STEVE ROACH "Well Of Souls" CD - slightly Mystical Eastern with flute like sounds climbing over the top like lonesome seagulls. The second track sounds more like a cross between the first "Dreamt About Dreaming" album and ART OF PRIMITIVE SOUND - bones crushed to dust on the cold stone floor of a cave while bodies move around in the shadows - machines are humming in the background which makes the dwellers in the dark Morlock-like. Track three moves into fragile places once more - deep underground, yet warm as the fires of Hell. It massages you softly, almost lovingly, but has as much hidden evil to it's purpose (I feel) as had the "Murder Ballads" albums. A similar feel - lulling, passive, promising peace and comfort, yet it has enough darkness to never completely put you at your ease. The fourth and final track is less focused than the previous pieces, less adherent to composition, relying more on drifting imagery, flowing sounds filling in the gaps within structures. As such it again sounds more like the driftwork explorations of "Murder Ballads".
In many ways I feel that this is the best of LULL's albums. While there are a lot of people doing similar work in the field of Dark Ambience (or Isolationism?), this album shows LULL to be at their most unique and powerful. It hangs in the uneasy space between cossetting beauty and dehumanized coldness. Personally I could listen to this for hours.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.
nik79

nik79

July 31, 2009

This is a rarefied and minimal ambient album. There are some drones of a dead nature that appear and fade away. You can hear fluted notes for an impossible ethnic music. There's a digital and analog taste that hides the notes. Sometimes some waters seem to flow away into the woods. Mick Harris made this album in isolation on April 1994. This is a charming and very hard record, at first listenings; but then, you enter in a world apart, where you can find the real, static, sense of nature; vibrations, spams and fires. Everything is in an undertone, and dreadful.