Alongside her solo work, Lou is one half of electronic genre-benders Lamb. Lamb’s eponymous debut album up-ended the rigid idea of drum’n’bass by warming its distinctively chilly, tacheometric chatter with injections of jazz, classical, blues, techno and hip hop and giving it an intensely personal, highly emotional charge. The sweetly stuttering ‘Cottonwool’ and divine ‘Gorecki’ showed that drum’n’bass could do much more than just make feet move quicker – it could make hearts beat faster, too.
Six albums on, Lou Rhodes and producer Andy Barlow continue their journey of discovery with Lamb. Latest album Backspace Unwind was released to critical acclaim in 2014 and the duo embarked on a worldwide tour. It seems that the journey is not over yet …
After making music together over a period of almost 20 years it’s reassuring that new routes and approaches seem to abound. Over those years I think we’ve learnt that this journey needs no map; in fact tearing that map up, at every twist and turn, has become our regular gleeful practice.
Release date: May 5, 2011
Release date: January 1, 1996