Monolake ‎– Cinemascope



Atmo 0:20
Bicom 9:52
Cubicle 6:53
Ping 6:02
Ionized 10:43
Remoteable 5:39
Television Tower 6:08
Cut 4:55
Alpenrausch 7:15
Indigo 8:37

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ML009 Monolake Cinemascope(CD, Album) Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music ML009 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
ML009 Monolake Cinemascope(CD, Album, RE) Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music ML009 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
ml009 Monolake Cinemascope(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music ml009 Europe Unknown
ml009 Monolake Cinemascope(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music ml009 Germany Unknown


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May 18, 2017
edited 1 day ago
referencing Cinemascope, 10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, ml009

Techno 50%, Minimal 20%, IDM 20%, the missing 10% is satisfaction. This release falls 10% short on a missing 'something'. As with all good mysteries the missing slice remains stubbornly out of reach, but the rest is accessible via water droplets, digital insects, subterranean heartbeats, helium breathing rainforest frogs, dubby robots, whirrs and woozy clickers. The release hardly ever goes far uptempo or attempts to 'impress', a great record for its time that can still hold the attention years later.


December 10, 2009
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Cinemascope, CD, Album, ML009
Probably his best album [for me] and hard to find in spite of a reissue.
Don't know how much copies were pressed.
One of first apparition of T++ on a record.
Futuristic mind-blowing rhythms. Catchy electronic grooves. 'Glitched' percussive atmospheres.
Something between drum'n'bass and ambient, so called IDM. Essential. In a cute 'digipak' case.
Vinyl addicts should pray for LP...


March 18, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Cinemascope, CD, Album, ML009

"Cinemascope" was my first experience with the Monolake duo and due to that probably remains my favourite album. Music is multi-layered, mathematically constructed, very suggestive and highly atmospheric. Following the title, it's like a soundtrack from a complex digital process of information travelling through channels. If Kraftwerk were humanoid robots, then these guys must be like an upraged version of Kubrick's HAL-9000. Mindblowing record - 5/5.


July 2, 2003
referencing Cinemascope, CD, Album, ML009
monolake blends minimal glitch with warm dub-like synths to create pulsing soundscapes that are at once captivating and danceable. This release realizes it more fully then "Interstate" does. Good things are sure to come from these guys. Stay Tuned.


October 3, 2002
referencing Cinemascope, CD, Album, ML009

This is a mixture of dancefloor-friendly and other more experimental/abstract elements. The music is repetitive though I wouldn't really say "minimal". As a whole the record is very nice but I'm always waiting for a crescendo which harldy ever comes. OK I may have missed the whole point here but I always get this really-really subtle feeling of disatisfaction (of wanting some more of it, of wanting to embrace me a little bit tighter). Anyway I give this a 4 because that's my bad self talking right now