If you're tired of the Mick Harris/Bill Laswell Ambient Dub
dominance, then you'll want to give this album a try. Don't
really consider it a change of pace. It's more like a shift
Lamb can't be easily defined by it's sound. While
they use programmed drums and the deep bass of a dub band,
the ever-present feel of jazz counteracts that initial notion.
Expect to hear a horn section, piano and even string arrangements
on this album. The female vocalist keeps a fairly reserved,
yet strong presence throughout the album. She doesn't wail
away like a diva, but her voice remains strong and focused.
Don't expect a moment of complacency with this album. Just
when you think that they might lull in inspiration, Lamb snaps
back with something unexpected. Songs like Bonfire,
which are heavy in string arrangements can easily end in a
warped, distorted double bass outro that hauntingly limps
away. Anyone who might think that these changes and switches
won't mesh together will be readily surprised. The album as
a whole meshes well as a musical juggernaut. With such a wide
range of sound and style, any listener is bound to find at
least one track that they will be taken with.
Lamb is a fresh injection of talent into the music
scene. Fear of Fours shows remarkable talent and unpredictability
in a market that really needs a fresh injection of new blood.
Purchase this album if you have a progressive mind and want
something to add to your collection. Lamb will not