Label: Language Lab
With music like ambient the struggle lies in keeping the music mesmerising rather than becoming dull. While the sound texture might be pleasing for your ears, it’s not very likely you will remember anything about the tune you just listened to, unless it has a memorable melody or exceptional harmonies. So is there anything on the “Language Lab Collection” that makes it special? Almost nothing. Overall the sound textures are quite pleasing, making the album a perfect candidate for my next cow milking session.
There are moments of beauty however. Some of it can be heard on “Hand in the moss covered tree” where the sounds and melodies, rather successfully, create a mesmerising melancholic mood, but only for a little while in the beginning. The only tune that stands out is the album opener “Coloring Books”. It has a beautiful lead melody which simply makes all the difference in the world. Suddenly you pay attention. Suddenly you care. I’m still trying to figure out what the purpose of the other tunes on the album is. Perhaps it’s considered cool to release an album.