Equal parts haunting, enigmatic and charming, Lamb's 1996
self-titled album is an all-encompasing musical feast. With
a casual listen one might suggest that this album shows hints
from Tricky, Roni Size and Bill Laswell,
but upon further inspection, the real heart of this album
shines through. The female lead vocalist's disturbingly releases
her heavenly painful vocals amongst the dark tone of music.
Over the mechanical drums, the "live" double bass and string
accompaniment brings out a dissonant sound that meshes well.
Stand-out tracks include: Trans Fatty Acid, with its
heavy dub feel, Zero, a slowly-building string-quartet
piece, and Lusty, a slow drum and bass track layered
with looped sounds and wonderful tone.
Even if you don't ever buy this album, give it a listen to.
The album is inspired, well-written and more original than
99% of the music that's out there. The only drawback to this
album is that it probably won't be considered popular because
of its lack of a mainstream hit.