Genre/Influences: IDM, electro-ambient, cinematographic.
Background/Info: Sascha Lemon strikes back with the final part of the “Inhibition Level”-trilogy, which started back in 2010 with the album “Inhibition Level” (Abstract Reflections) and “Individual Suffering” (Ionium Records). Nine years later he achieves the trilogy with this final chapter featuring fourteen new cuts.
Content: The sound of LPF12 has considerably evolved throughout the years. He once started with electro-industrial music (during the 90s) and came back in the early 2000 years with a more IDM approach, which next moved towards a cinematographic style. This work is the perfect mixture of IDM, electro-ambient and cinematographic music. Several songs are still featuring half-spoken / whispering-like vocals. Most of the songs are driven by slow rhythms. The IDM-driven cuts will possibly appeal for lovers of Clock DVA while the cinematographic style might please fans of J.M. Jarre and related artists.
+ + + : Sascha Lemon moves back to intelligent electronic fields revealing an inspired song writing and great sound treatments. The slow cadence makes it fascinating. This is probably one of his most sophisticated works to date. I discovered multiple cool effects and little noises (like field recordings or samplings) plus great astral atmospheres recovering the songs. The songs are elaborated, pretty long in duration, but never boring.
– – – : Speaking for myself I prefer the IDM-driven cuts instead of the cinematographic ones, but honestly there’s no real minus about this album!
Conclusion: I discovered several alluring releases from this artist, but this “An Integral Part Of Nothing” is for sure his best work in history!
Best songs: “The Gravity Of Cultivated Habits”, “False Motive Deconstruct”, “94yk.03 (Interlude)”, “”94yk.04 (Interlude)”, Darkest Days In Inevitable Silence”.