Daybreak EP

by Lauge & Baba Gnohm

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Lauge & Baba Gnohm are as the name implies a duo- Henrik Laugesen & Kalle Christensen, both 25 years of age, from Denmark. They each have their own acts, but their collaboration is what really caught my attention. Great planes, mountains, waterfalls, the great fjords of Norway, these are all good landscapes that well describe this wonderful music. Soft and warm, not pushing you anywhere, but just letting you reflect upon whatever is in you're mind. The style kinda resembles that of Vibrasphere's downtempo tracks, yet more mellow. There’s also some resemblance to Kritical Audio (Vibrasphere’s Robert Elster and Martin Skogehall). When you enter the guys’ myspace page they have a remix of Vibrasphere’s Manzanilla, so clearly Vibrasphere might have been a big influence. Yet Lauge & Baba Gnohm really manage to create their own unique sound.

The EP consists of three tracks and every track stands out. Memories is one of those pieces of music that just make you sincerely happy, a feast for your mind. Southern Hemisphere is also excellent; here we are presented with some very nice acoustic samples. I could have done without the voice samples, but by no means have they ruined the track. The last track of the EP, Daybreak, is a little more to the melancholic side of things. But this is by no means sad music, and the overall feel is very light and tender. To me this feels as very mature music, the composition is great and it sounds like it has been created by someone who's been composing music for a long time.

Recomendation: I was always wishing for a Vibrasphere full length downtempo album, and just out of nowhere comes an act making downtempo music with the same atmosphere. A wish come true. These days Lauge & Baba Gnohm are working on their first full-length album, which I am really looking forward to. This is an act to really keep you're eyes on. If the upcoming releases have the same genuine feel of quality as this one, we have another duo to keep us satisfied with great music.

Review by : Melancholyman

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released January 1, 2009

Henrik Laugesen & Kalle Christensen

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Lauge & Baba Gnohm Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen based ambient project by Kalle Christensen and Henrik Laugesen.

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