Genre/Influences: IDM, cinematographic, experimental.
Background/Info: Sascha Lemon seems like an artist who never sleeps… He remains extremely prolific, this ‘new’ EP be one of the multiple productions he has released over 2019. “Black Flags Ahead” is meant as an ‘addition’ to the “Differ”-album released in 2018 and experimenting with IDM and ambient music.
Content: The EP features 4 cuts, which are perfectly representing the electronic influences the German artist has experimented with during the past few years. There indeed is a part of IDM and another part of cinematographic music. It feels a bit like duality, but in the end both influences are carried by impressive sound treatments.
+ + + : The sound quality is a top notch production revealing overwhelming sound treatments. That comes mainly through in both debut tracks, but especially the title track is a brilliant exposure. There also is a delicious contrast between the visual-like “End Up At The Beginning” and the next IDM-driven track “Mark II Life”.
– – – : I get a bit the feeling these cuts are leftovers from past albums. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I prefer some coherence between all cuts.
Conclusion: This EP might be considered as a short exposure of LPF12’s influences from the past few years.
Best songs: “Mark II Life”, “Black Flags Ahead”.