Robert Henke and Gerhard Behles formed Monolake in Berlin in 1995, coming to public attention with their initial releases on that city's Chain Reaction label. The Monolake sound was informed by their love of minimalist electronica, drum n bass and academic computer music.
Over 5 albums and countless 12"s, Monolake's deep bass grooves, dub-infused atmospheres, glacial melodies and spatial ambience have motivated electronic ears for a decade. Though inseparably associated with the Berlin scene, Monolake have never read its rule book and avoid any discernible genre constraints. And to say Henke and Behles have been intrinsically involved in the evolution of today's electronic sounds is an understatement indeed, as both have been central to the development of the now-ubiquitous Ableton Live software package. So their influence is not only in the ears of listeners but at the very fingertips of the music makers themselves.
With all that in mind, you'd be right to expect Monolake to be more than capable of delivering their full-range message live./p>
In the words of Boomkat.com's review of Cinemascope: "So much time and attention have been given to each and every tone and sound present here - the attention to detail only matched by the sheer beauty of the composition. Henke is a sound-master: stereo techniques and software development have supplied him with access to musical conceits that have very little, if any, precedent. The triumph here is in the creation of machine music that could have only come from the mind of a dreamer. Utterly Essential."