Monolake ‎– Cinemascope

CD, Album


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

Companies, etc.



Recorded at Studio HDL 911.
Photos made in Shanghai 2001.
Atmo recorded in Seoul, Korea 1997.

Alpenrausch (track 9) is a work commissioned by Migros Kulturprozent.
Samples used by kind permission.
© 2001 Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music [ML/I]
This is the first pressing version, with EFA distribution number (10959-2) on CD and spine.
The 2004 reissue is distributed by MDM.

Atmo (track 1) is unnamed on the CD, except in notes. The name was also disclosed on the Monolake website.

Released in a Digipak.
The dot matrix text on the CD art gives the artist name transcribed phonetically into Japanese katakana characters.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 18751 095922
  • Barcode (Scanned): 718751095922
  • Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC A0100378964-0101 15 A0
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555
  • Mould SID Code (Var.1): IFPI 94K6
  • Mould SID Code (Var.2): IFPI 94K7

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

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


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May 1, 2015
What I'd give for this on a 12"


March 18, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
"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
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

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