Lambert – Excess

We were recently sent the new limited edition tape release by Lambert, on the brilliantly curated Dauw imprint from Ghent, Belgium. Each release comes in a beautifully packaged short run of cassettes, with the label being able to attract some of the finest artists around such as Library Tapes, Machinefabriek and Federico Durand.

Perhaps what makes the label so special is its image and that is down to the creative vision of Femke Strijbol. The artwork is minimal but striking, in a modern, delicate way. Add to that a stunning catalog of loosely ‘Ambient’ based short works, it’s a label you’ll come to trust in an instant. With another fine edition in the catalog, we didn’t need many notes of Lambert’s piano to play out before we knew we’d commit to posting this record to our blog. In ‘Excess‘ we were struck by the amount of tracks – the 13 short tracks play out like an album, seamlessly flitting from one evocative moment to the next. There is a direct and jazzy feel to the playing of the piano, which gives it an edge to many of the solo piano works available from other modern classical composers. Excess is also befitting of the winter – a cold but playful assortment that will make you feel glad to be indoors.