Lamb is an electronic music duo from Manchester, England, which music is influenced by trip hop and drum and bass. If that genres does not convince you, I ask for a little bit of faith and patience - please press play for their most recognizable song listed below - Górecki ( Live At Glastonbury 2003 ).
...hopefully it draw enough of your attention to go further.
The duo consists of a producer Andy Barlow as well as a singer-songwriter Lou Rhodes, although in the past the band were subsequently expanded to include the bassist Jon Thorne, an Icelandic guitarist Oddur Mar Runnarson and a Danish drummer Nikolaj Bjerre. Moreover, London-based string trio Chi 2 Strings and trumpet player Kevin Davy were frequent guest musicians.
Their self-titled debut album was relased in September 1996, and followed by Fear of Fours (1999), What Sound (2001), Between Darkness and Wonder (2003); all of this over the next eight years. Culminating point of the duo"s cooperation was a release of the greatest hits album, Best Kept Secrets, in June 2004 and their final live appearance at the Paradiso in Amsterdam in September 2004. Then Barlow and Rhodes went for their solo careers.
Fortunately Lamb story was or should I say still is - not over...
In 2009 band announced re-forming to perform in various Festivals; in the end of the year the band announced the concert dates for 2010. During one of those shows, on 3 January 2010 at The Tivoli in Brisbane Australia (the 32nd gig out of an initially planned 7), Barlow stated that it would be their last gig ever, but who knows.
In December 2010, the band sent e-mail to fans, announcing the recording of their fifth album, to be titled 5. A special edition of the album (limited to 2800 hand-numbered copies) was shipped to fans in May 2011, followed by the commercial release of the standard edition on 9 June in the UK and slightly later release dates for other European countries.
Curious what it sounds like?... Just click play it.
So after an eight-year hiatus the duo still sounds brilliant. Despite the lack of the next Górecki I find them a remarkable return...
More about Lamb
Their website: lambofficial.com