Sea Of Tranquility

The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

Lanes: Fractal Collapse

Now here's a guy independent New York-based electronic music composer and producer Andrei Lanes who knows how to treat music journalists. His third CD, Fractal Collapse, arrived with a nice letter detailing his professional background, encouraging us to check out his electronic press kit for video links and interviews, and recommending which tracks we listen to first in order to get a better understanding of the man's sound and vision. Lanes even sent us a complete copy of the disc, with inserts and everything! Hell, I liked the guy without having even heard a note of his keyboard-centric and beat-driven music.

Sometimes tribal (opener "Eyeliner"), sometimes poppy ("Karmas Melody") and sometimes spacey ("Cheshire [Delta Edit]"), this stuff, he says, is "an alternative to almost anything else." His songs have most often been compared to those by techno outfits Orbital and the Chemical Brothers, but they also have their own character: warm and embracing one moment, cold and disconnected the next.

Worth noting is that Lanes devotes three of Fractal Collapse's 12 songs to women including Evanescence's Amy Lee and two other no-doubt-hot women. The intricately woven "Amyland (Devoted to Amy Lee)" has no particular relevance to Lee's band other than the fact that it's dark, it's gothic and it's the best song here.

Track Listing:
1) Eyeliner
2) Amyland (Devoted to Amy Lee)
3) Shapeshifter (Devoted to Danica Deering)
4) Phantom
5) Chimera
6) Karmas Melody (Devoted to Kris Renta)
7) Samaire
8) Ad Noctum
9) Cheshire (Delta Edit)
10) Hydra Electrolight
11) Fractal Collapse
12) Balearic Interchange

Added: August 21st 2008
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: Official Lanes Web Site
Hits: 2538
Language: english

[ Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Page ]
[ Send to a Friend Send to a Friend ]


[ Back to the Reviews Index | Post Comment ]

2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by