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LawrenceUntil Then, Goodbye

Label:Mule Electronic – MULE ELECTRONIC CD 17
Format:
CD, Album
Country:Japan
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Genre:Electronic
Style:Downtempo, Deep House, Ambient

Tracklist

1Fridays Child1:42
2Sunrise4:25
3Grey Light5:13
4Jill6:51
5Father Umbrillo3:46
6Todenhausen Blues4:40
7The Dream5:38
8In Your Eyes5:36
9Miles3:16
10Don't Follow Me8:01
11Sleep And Suffer3:26
12A New Day3:07
13Until Then, Goodbye5:06
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  • Barcode (Text): 8 80319 42892 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 880319428920
  • Matrix / Runout: CA MULECD017 @
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039 06/11/09 04:27:30 AM
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 127E

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  • andrelealn's avatar
    andrelealn
    Edited 5 months ago
    This needs a vinyl pressing, no more word should be needed
    • LoupNeige's avatar
      LoupNeige
      Edited one month ago
      "Until Then, Good-Bye" is quite an appropriate title for this 4th album by Lawrence. Because in this piece, this very singular artist in the "techno" scene seems to start being a bit fed up with his so special "gothic" sound signature.
      Indeed, it may not be the case at all in reality, but I feel a kind of lost Lawrence in this album. Tempted by downtempo, tempted by "live" instruments, tempted by the return of deep house appearing in late 2000s right after the minimal fever (he'll definitely yield to temptation a bit later by releasing a few classic deep house EPs within the early 2010s and by founding "Laid" records, which is a classic deep house oriented Dial), tempted also by a more "chill" mood, Lawrence gropes his way, as if he was looking for a new landscape. Even the artwork is not "dark" and romantic like it used to be with Lawrence, now it's time for something a bit less "serious" and foggy by introducing the more naive and abstract drawings of Stefan Marx.

      That being said, 3 or 4 tracks still have the essence of the Lawrence we always knew. Indeed, the first track and "A New Day" remind the best ambient excursions he used to offer, "Miles" is as simple as it is efficient, and "In Your Eyes" may be one of the very last traditonal Lawrence tracks from the past. It's a fantastic diamond with a terribly catchy, repetitiv and nonchalant rolling drum, sublimated by a worrying bassline. Maybe one of his darkest tracks ever made. You need to get this album just for the sake of this masterpiece.
      The rest is not bad, but nothing really stands out, as if this album was a kind of "fallow" Lawrence before he finally sticks to the polished airy sound he's been delivering since "Films & Windows".

      All in all, "Until Then, Goodbye" is the album that marks the "end" of the Lawrence signature from the 2000s, and "In Your Eyes" sounds like the ultimate goodbye to his anxious, broody aura.
      • scoundrel's avatar
        scoundrel
        With UNTIL THEN, GOODBYE, Lawrence's fourth outing, he delves further into the ambient side of his music with the airy opening of "Fridays Child," and the dreaminess continues into the more melancholic "Sunrise." But beat returns, in a light, spare form with the spacious, almost jazzy "Grey Light," "Jill" returns him to his usual house tempo, though with more of a tropical twist, The tones on "Father Umbrillo" also hint at a more tropical view, though they loop around on themselves. "Todenhausen Blues" returns to beatless creations, while the downtempo "The Dream" seems to hang suspended in space. "In Your Eyes" returns to more familiar Lawrence territory, with the deep beats and steady pace, "Miles" and "Sleep and Suffer" inch towards classic dub techno, while "Don't Follow Me" steps firmly into the minimal side of things. The final title track lets the album wander out with tiny little cymbals on its feet before the timpani hits. An intriguing change of direction for Lawrence.

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