Genre/Influences: Cinematographic, IDM, experimental.
Background/Info: Sascha Lemon remains a real prolific artist. He releases several productions a year and “Differ” was already unleashed several months ago now. The work has been introduced by the artist as more ‘oriented music’ instead of the improvised composition formula he was more used to dealing with.
Content: I think it’s first of all a new work where LPF12 moves on exploring the soundtrack approach he revealed at his latest productions. It’s a natural process that happened, but this opus definitely is the most cinematographic-orientated creation. It’s pretty wafting and features multiple astral sound atmospheres, but it also is a refined composition featuring piano arrangements.
A few passages and sequences are getting back to the IDM style, which became Lemon’s trademark since he got back into music. In the end it also becomes a bit experimental revealing field recordings (or samplings).
+ + + : The cinematographic style becomes more important to the composition of LPF12 and even if I definitely prefer the IDM-minded stuff, Sascha Lemon clearly reveals to have a nose for this music genre. “Differ” could have been a real soundtrack. My favorite cuts however are the ones featuring IDM elements. “Equal” is a cool cut illustrating the symbiosis between all the influences used on “Differ”.
– – – : This album is without a shadow of doubt the most surprising and maybe atypical one in the impressive LPF12 discography. It’s the kind of production, which sounds like a concept between different arts. I’m missing the visual side.
Conclusion: LPF12 is a prolific artist, but I can’t say that the artist is repeating himself rather than simply evolving in his sound. It’s an interesting evolution, but definitely not my favorite release from this project.
Best songs: “Equal”, “Nachtflug”.