Band/Artist: LFO Demon
Genre: Ambient, Illbient, Chillout, Dub, Breakcore, Abstract
LFO Demon (Also known as Mental Hell) is a jungle / gabber musician for anything I have heard BUT this album. Usually when a musician jumps genre after releasing only one genre for their whole catalogue, you expect it to suck big time or feel horribly fake and forced, but this one is something else.
This is an album that works simultaneously putting two faces out to the listener; a soft, groove based Chillout album, and a dark, brooding soundscape that always edges on the precipice of an ominous event. Maybe this album WAS forced, which would explain that feeling like you're listening to something huge, dark, and malicous underneath a shiny exterior and a smile.
This album was released on the C8 netlabel collective back in 2004, and was one of the very few softer albums to be on that site at the time. Only a few other slow albums ever showed up on there, and I believe that the label is now defunct, but the site is still up.
Anyhow, this is a full length album, with a playing time of an hour. The sounds and approaches toward the grooves on every track are different, with elements of jazz rock, IDM, jungle, dub reggae, and a couple industrial moments. I've been listening to this one since 2005, and I still put it on for a road trip or a writing session.
A heads up, the tracks are all downloadable individually on the link
LFO Demon – Genocide Memoria
If you want it all in an organized pack, you can download it here.