Let’s get a little mathematical for a sec.
Imagine a Venn diagram; on one side you have the classical contemporary music you’d expect from Cinematic Orchestra or Bonobo. A heavy combination of electronic elements stimulated with complex bassline and harmonies of multifaceted sounds rich in classical orchestral instrumentation and intimate jazzy blues. On the other side you have the electronica and dubstep, not the crap commercial kind but the deep, subtle and intricate offering of Burial.
Sitting comfortably in the middle all this is ‘Live at The C.P.U’ the debut album by an evocative Berlin based outfit, Lord Cry Cry. Out on the Generation Bass record label, Lord Cry Cry brings together his accomplished talents as a classical/contemporary composer, soulful bluesy vocals and allows it to gently flirt with a darker more ominous dubstep without submerging within its thick layered trenches.
If dubstep had to go in any direction, this would be the one! … Lord Cry Cry’s ‘Live at C.P.U’ is quite easily the best thing I’ve heard in a long time!