Background/Info: German solo-project LPF12 has endless creativity. Sascha Lemon is progressively evolving from his IDM approach towards soundtrack-like productions. “A Quiet Place” sounds totally devoted to the cinematographic style and has been released earlier this year.
Content: “A Quiet Place” is a soundtrack for an imaginary movie or just music that accompanies silent images. Sascha Lemon is progressively getting more experienced with this music genre and has now realized his most accomplished work so far. It’s not only about sound atmospheres taking you away throughout a dreamy universe, and he took care of little noises and effects.
+ + + : “A Quiet Place” can be easily considered as a referential album in this artist’s wide discography. Tracks such as “A Sanctuary” and “A Peak” both are little sonic jewels an artist can be only proud of. Both songs reflect the growing maturity of LPF12. The album reveals great sound atmospheres and subtle sounds that are slowly joining in. The slow cadence makes the music only more accessible.
– – – : “The Peak” is an absolute climax while the next few songs never reach the same level. This is the kind of work that deserves to be released as a hard-disc copy.
Conclusion: LPF12 never stops to surprise me. I already discovered a few promising releases in this soundtrack genre, but this album moves far beyond my expectations.
Best songs: “The Peak”, “A Sanctuary”, “Flatlands”.
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