Boomkat Product Review:
Beautifully nostalgic, brooding pearls of puckered melody and cinematic synth gaze from the lesser spotted Lambda Sond, gracing Important with a real lowkey gem tipped to followers of Alessandro Cortini, Kali Malone or Pauline Oliveros
With only a pair of tapes for Cassauna in 2011 + 2014 to their name, one would be forgiven for not realising Lambda Sond’s existence. However ‘Waglands 1921’ should pique keener listeners to their presence in the shadows of noirish synth music with a finely crafted suite of resoundingly layered compositions that never outstay their welcome, each saying their piece with sparing but arresting strokes of chamber like mælody and exquisitely nuanced shifts in tone. ‘Chip Strategically’ is an ideal case in point, introducing itself with a plaintive, almost medieval air that precipitates a gorgeous left turn into ear-saccade subbass quivers and ringing church bells recalling Mihaly Vig’s Bela Tarr scores. Album opener ‘Higher Synths in Spring’ is also a must check for disciples of cinematic dread synths, handled with filigree grasp of fantasy tropes, as with the icy shimmer of ‘Silent Key’, and ‘Veterans of Telephone Technology’ also elicits a rarified, baked and half-asleep to a slow-moving Euro flick feel that we cherish.
Don’t sleep ’til you’ve got one of these, then let it colour your dreams. We’re all ears for the full album soon come in 2022.