Style: Trip Hop, Avantgarde, Vocal, Ambient, Dark Ambient, Goth Rock, Experimental
Rip date: Sep-10-2008
Size: 54,0 MB
Alu is a singer/songwriter from the Los Angeles area. But, when we call her a singer/songwriter she tends to lean towards a Bjork and Tori Amos sound over your conventional singers out there. When the record first strikes up and that quite and minimalistic beat kicks in you know that "Lobotomy Sessions" is going to be a special record.
The record gives us a lot of different styles and looks. Starting with a track like "Martian Rendezvous" which is very "Bjorkian" in style and substance. The track is built around a lot of odd noises and the occasional string pops in and out of the track. "Casket Salesman" has the structure and the hook that could make it a solid pop song but the music sounds like a mix of Massive Attack meets the Adams Family theme song. But, the results are really cool as the finger snapping and the old rickety noises give it that full effect. "Circus Cosmos" gives out that bedroom recording styles with a sweet track that has a great overall lo-fi sound.
Alu's second album is a stunning record that drives you from start to finish. The record is a perfect late night record as it gives plenty of a dark shaded tracks for you to hide underneath and get thrown into a sweet slumber. "Lobotomy Sessions" is a dark and mysterious track that will up Alu's stature. She has a great voice for the downtempo chilled out style of pop. I would love to hear her on the next Massive Attack record as well. -by John Siwicki
Tracklist: 1 Buzzin' In My Brain (4:04) 2 Casket Salesman (4:35) 3 Circus Cosmos (4:22) 4 Recluse (4:54) 5 The Metrosexuals (3:46) 6 Black Cloud (4:22) 7 Aahhh (3:51) 8 Amy (4:05) 9 Martian Rendezvous (3:42) 10 Luna (2:58)