Genre/Influences: Soundscape, Experimental, Industrial.
Background/Info: Sascha Lemon released one more production during the last hours of 2020. This work features three songs.
Content: Sascha Lemon moves on exploring and discovering new sonic paths. I’m not saying this work is totally new and different from previous releases, but it definitely sounds more into a pure Soundscape approach. The debut song, which is also the ‘short’ cut from the opus sounds extremely dark and reveals some explicit noisey sound treatments right in the end. Both other cuts are going over the 20 minutes. “Evaluate” has been progressively built up featuring Experimental passages like stormy sound waves with some dark tones on top. You will hear fascinating samplings taken from NASA. The last track has been made together with Onenine aka Axel Kleintjes (Page 12, Cycloon, Cyber Axis ao). It’s another dark cut characterized by a kind of repetitive rotor sequences.
+ + + : Sascha Lemon remains faithful to himself, addicted to work, but avoiding repeating himself. The collaboration with Axel Kleintjes is interesting, but the best cut is definitely the opening one. “Ion” is a cool piece of atmospheric darkness with irresistible blasting sound treatments right in the end. Both other cuts totally stand for the title of the album, creating an obscure, but intimate atmosphere. The NASA samplings inject an intriguing touch to “Evaluate”.
– – – : I was less convinced by both ‘longer’ cuts of this work; I don’t have anything against Soundscapes, but they often remain monotone.
Conclusion: Even if this is not the best LPF12 work in history, there still is an interesting track plus collaboration to discover.
Best songs: “Ion”.