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T he most widely-known Lamb is a trip-hop duo formed in 1996 in Manchester, England, by Lou Rhodes (singer-songwriter) and Andy Barlow (production). They incorporated into their musical style a distinctive mixture of jazz, dub, breaks, and drum and bass with a strong vocal element and, in their later works especially, some acoustic influences. Lamb are notable for their highly experimental work, a distinctive production style, Lou's often passionate lyrical style, and their artistic videos.

Their signature song is Gorecki, from their eponymous debut album and it was inspired by Henryk Górecki's Third Symphony, the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. Other essential songs are Cotton Wool, God Bless, B Line, Gabriel, Sweet, and Wonder.

To date, the band released four studio albums: Lamb (1996), Fear Of Fours (1999), What Sound (2001), and Between Darkness And Wonder (2003). A year later they issued a compilation entitled Best Kept Secrets.

In February 2005 Lamb announced that they would pursue their own projects, ending their collaboration for now. Their last concerts were in Paradiso, Amsterdam, and were filmed to be used for a live DVD.

Lou Rhodes started the Infinite Bloom record label, and has released her first own solo album Beloved One (2006), followed by Bloom (2007), and One Good Thing (2010). Producer Andy Barlow focused on his band Hoof and has also been working on another project called Luna Seeds with vocalist–songwriter Carrie Tree, and has recently produced the Fink album Distance and Time. In 2009 Lamb reformed for a small series of concerts and split again soon. However, Andy has stated that he doesn't believe Lamb has come to its end yet, and that future shows are a possibility.
November 2010 edit :
Lamb are back preparing a new album. Lou Rhodes found her way back to Andy Barlow and after six years of silence they found no reason not to join their creativity together. One of the most influential electronic duos of 90’s, who once discovered equilibrium between cold drum & bass, paranoid trip-hop and fragile folk, are back in studio working on their fifth album. Similarly to another 90’s English trip-hop pioneers, Portishead, Lamb named their new material simply ‘5.’

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