Oct 2011 12

Lambda - Weites LandLambda
Genre: Ambient / Experimental
Album: Weites Land
Stars: 3
Blurb: Classical trance takes trip back in time, with a modern twist.


Carsten Hundt, the musician who goes by the stage name Lambda, gets points for originality. He has managed to blend classical music with electronica into a coherent, mostly memorable sound.

As is often the case with ambient, Weites Land ranges from inconsequential background noise to mesmerizing mood music. On some tracks, like sections of the otherwise intriguing “Geheimnisvolle Begegnung,” the sound is muted to the point where the strings and synths can barely be heard. “Parallelbewußtsein,” one of the best tracks with its mix of swelling strings, light piano, and dark bass background, is marred by the presence of traffic sounds like honking horns.

For most of the album, Hundt creates a captivating ambience with enough sonic complexities to hold the attention. The strings on “Ober-Töne” have a fuzzy quality, making the sound less formal and more in tune with the synths in the background. Other spots, like “Hovercraft,” layer light classical melodies over rough electronic backgrounds to create a rich, textured sound. On “Osmose-Schock,” the almost orchestral strings perfectly complement the fast, bright synth rhythm, building slowly to a crescendo. The well executed melding of old and new, classical and modern, seen in many places on Weites Land, makes Carsten Hundt an ambient creator to watch.

Track list:

  1. Ober-Töne
  2. Abschied von Lohra
  3. Renaissance-Intermezzo I
  4. Renaissance-Intermezzo II
  5. Fünf
  6. Klosterbruder
  7. Hovercraft
  8. Geheimnisvolle Begegnung
  9. Parallelbewußtsein
  10. Michaelstein
  11. Android
  12. Osmose-Schock
  13. Ein Sehnen (Bonus Track)
  14. Fall

Lambda Website http://www.streichbass.com
Lambda MySpace http://www.myspace.com/streichbass
Sonorium Website http://www.sonorium.de
Sonorium MySpace http://www.myspace.com/sonoriumrecords
Danse Macabre Website http://www.dansemacabre-group.com
Danse Macabre MySpace http://www.myspace.com/dansemacabregroup

Purchase at:
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Elizabeth Green (salomedesade)

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