Genre/Influences: Soundtrack, experimental.
Background/Info: There’s a lot to do around this debut album of LMX. The reason is quite simple; Meshwork label owner Sevren Ni-Arb (X Marks The Pedwalk, S-NA) has released the music of his own son. LMX started composing music at the age of 13 and now, 2 years later saw his debut work seeing the light of day.
Content: The album has been produced together with Sevren Ni-Arb, but sound-wise LMX reveals a very own sound identity. The music is entirely electronic and has a strong soundtrack appeal. It covers numerous space-like bleeps and sequences, but also is a sophisticated work. The songs are instrumentals carried by slow- and/or broken rhythms.
+ + + : LMX sounds different than his dad and that’s a good thing. It doesn’t sound as ‘the son of’ although there are some similarities in the astral- and ambient approach with S-NA. It’s an original sound, which is pretty styled and characterized by deep bass resonations. “Dimension Shift” sounds as an electronic space-walk.
– – – : The work is sophisticated and that’s maybe what makes the main difficulty listening to LMX. The main point that hurts a bit is the total absence of vocals and/or spoken samples/chants, which would have added a real bonus. The tracks are now somewhat similar to each other and maybe also missing some authenticity.
Conclusion: If LMX has a similar sound-DNA as his legendary father, he for sure will become a great and respected musician. This debut work reveals great ideas although all the songs can’t totally convince me.
Best songs: “Temptation”, “Dimension Shift”.
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