[RWD] Carbon Based Lifeforms – Escape

2014 | Leftfield Records

2014 | Leftfield Records

The Rewind series exists as merely an aid in the discovery (or rather, rediscovery) of the unintentionally forgotten, or the often overlooked tracks of yesteryear.

For those familiar with the blog or this series, the name Carbon Based Lifeforms should ring a bell. Having discovered the work of the Swedish duo after a suggestion by one of the readers, I looked into their discography and was very pleasantly surprised.

Daniel and Johannes’ work on the downtempo / ambient side of electronic music is notable not only because of their attention to detail, but also for the beautiful way in which they integrate the TB-303 into the mix. The breathtaking atmospheres they create were sure to bring attention to them, resulting in the production of the duo’s first movie soundtrack.

Part of the original soundtrack for Refuge, a “suspense-thriller about a family trying to survive in the wake of a catastrophic event”, Escape is probably one of the darkest tracks off of the album, being a standout production due to its more club-oriented sound, so to speak. Some people called this a trance-influenced number, and I would agree. Above all, Escape manages to capture the suspense associated with movies of this kind in a uniquely CBL way.

The accompanying video (or rather, compilation of videos) may seem weird to some, but it fits so well with the track, I just had to feature it. The part at 2:36 reminds me of the intro from Hannibal, which I’m also a fan of. But enough of this text thing, enjoy the music and see you next week. 🙂

Get it on: Bandcamp

Country: Sweden / Style: Ambient, Soundtrack / Year: 2014 / Label: Leftfield Records

Listen. if you enjoyed it, hit that like button. Even better still, share & comment if you liked it. 😀

Rewind returns next week. 😀

Photo credit: *sean via Foter.com / CC BY

Photo credit: joansorolla Creative Commons site viaFoter.com / CC BY


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