Un Automne à Lob-Nor's second album is, as their first one, an eponymous disc. However, the content has developed. They now use samples introducing voices in their music, they give a bigger importance to the keyboard (and piano), and they also play with distorted, manipulated sounds, all of this enriching their rather refined music. Among all these evolutions, one is even more important: They have changed their way to compose, as if they had discovered and wittily digested great post-rock labels' productions, such as Young Gods Records' and Constellation's. The band no longer settles a tune (based on atmosphere) and declines their melodies; the work now starts as soon as the creation of the mood, the atmosphere itself. Dilatation of time, suspension of the music, expansion of the tracks, that's what we get in this second disc.
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AllMusic Review by Romain Guillou