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INNER MOST FOLDS

"Felinea.com"
Mark Lane "Inner Most Folds"
4-song MCD
Editions Mark Lane
January 1, 2007

    De 1981 à nos jours, Mark Lane s'offrit des collaborations avec The Klinik, Attrition et Vomito Negro entre autres. Son intérêt pour la musique électronique le conduisit à devenir musicien comme nous le prouve ce CD single sorti en édition limitée pour célébrer ses 25 ans de sensibilité musicale. L'ensemble est harmonieux ('Inner most folds'), minimaliste ('The wealth of experience'), robotique ('Halcyon sentimental') voire techno ('Elephant'). Mark Lane ne semble avoir aucun complexe à jouer sur les styles et les rythmes selon les morceaux , ce qui transforme l'écoute en moments agréables. Cet artiste américain méconnu présente néanmoins une discographie conséquente sur son site officiel alors il ne tient qu'à chacun d'entre nous d'y jeter un oeil voire plus si affinités. Review by: David D'Halleine


"Chaindlk.com"
Mark Lane "Inner Most Folds"
4-song MCD
Editions Mark Lane
December 6, 2006
Ranking 4.5/5

    Mark Lane released his last CD two years ago, when Metawave printed the “Creepy a la Weepy” CD. He has now come back just in time to celebrate his 25th anniversary as a musician. This celebration includes the release of three different things: a MCD titled "Inner Most Folds" (this one), a 7” (including a different mix of “Elephant” plus “Atomium”, a non CD track) and a 24 track double CD compilation with classic, rare and unreleased tracks. The "Inner Most Folds" MCD has four tracks and on this one Mark’s style spans into dramatic electronic instrumental pieces. The main track sounds similar to John Foxx during the “Golden Section” period but with a massive use of string sounds. “The Wealth of Experience” is the one, and the track “Halcyon Sentimental” melodically sounds like John Foxx singing a Gary Numan song (but Mark’s vocals make it turn into a fresh electro wave tune). The closing tune is an instrumental version of “Elephant” and it’s the one that is less catching my attention, maybe because being without vocals it is less efficient but it is a nice track anyway. I liked this release as well I liked the old one so, at this point… let’s celebrate! Review by: Maurizio Pustianaz