Lenzman - Broken Dreams - Metalheadz by Metalheadz published on 2011/06/09 14:17:06 +0000 Dubbed the ladies’ choice for 2012 [Old school heads will remember Fabio’s infamous nickname...] by Metalheadz own label manager, Lenzman’s reputation for pulling a crowd of girls at each and every event precedes his every musical endeavour. Unsurprisingly the music matches up, but this isn’t just drum & bass for girls. Instead this is cleverly put together D&B on the lighter side of life. If you’re a fan of gradual musical progression and a great ear for melody and harmony then you’re already a fan of Lenzman. This latest release is the Dutch producer’s second for Metalheadz this year, following the widely-acclaimed ‘Masquerade’. This 12” picks up exactly where that single left off in terms of quality, but brings a pair of deeper, more subtle moods that manage to skilfully combine the rough with the smooth, and the light with the dark. ‘Lasers’ is an intoxicating slice of eyes-down drum & bass that’s tough as nails, yet also gentle and dreamlike thanks to its drifting bassline, heavily reverbed vocals and delayed FX. Employing snarling bass licks and swells to develop an ominous tone as it builds, ‘Lasers’ is a worthy addition to the Metalheadz discography. ‘Broken Dreams’ is a truly stunning piece of sonic craft, decorating widescreen pads with sublime soul vocal samples, a collapsing bassline lead and beautiful synths. As the track moves forward, its cinematic qualities deepen as all these elements grow and interact, driven onwards by its backbone of solid drums and bass.