- The Lab (band)
Infobox musical artist
Name = The Lab
Background = group_or_band
Years_active = 1989-circa1998
Paul MacYolanda Podolski Warwick Factor
The Lab were an
Australian Sydney-based electronic musicband consisting of keyboardist Paul Mac, vocalist Yolanda Podolski and vocalist and bassist Warwick Factor. They formed in the early 1990s and initially recorded on the rooArtlabel. Their first release was the track "Heaven" which was included on rooArt's 1990 "Young Blood 3" new artists sampler.
The Lab's early work was characterised by a dense,
darkwave-industrial sensibility mixed with techno and synthpopelements with vocals provided by Factor and the operatically-trained Podolski. Their early sound displayed influences as varied as Cocteau Twinsto Tackheadand New Order. Their sound was also influenced by the classical training of Mac and the operatically trained alto singer Podolski. Tom Ellardfrom Severed Headshelped produce an album during this era that was never released, and only a smattering of the darker material made its way on to the "Ultra" and "Terminal" EPs released in 1992 and 1993, respectively.
The Lab's live performances, mostly at Sydney inner-city venues, were noteworthy for their use of multimedia, beyond any other small live bands of the timeFact|date=August 2007. Live performances made use of multiple film and/or video projectors, displaying surreal footage and stills synchronised with each part of each song they were playing Fact|date=August 2007.While The Lab enjoyed good airplay rotation on the youth radio station
Triple J, they never achieved high-level commercial success.
The Lab took a recording hiatus during the mid-1990s as Paul Mac found moderate pop success with his other, more commercially-oriented project,
Itch-E and Scratch-E. Two singles "Beautiful Sadness" (1996) and "I Will Find You" (1997) were released in advance of the debut album proper, 1997's "Labyrinth". By this time their sound had evolved into a more ambient-pop-oriented direction, but the singles had little chart impact. "Labyrinth" turned out to also be their last album and the group disbanded in the late 1990s as the members pursued solo projects.
* "Ultra" (EP), rooArt (1992)
* "Terminal" (EP), rooArt (1993)
BMG(1997) (included a bonus disc "Ultra-Terminal" which included the first two EPs, with the exception of the last hidden track on the original "Terminal" EP)Singles
* "Heaven" (1990) (only released on "Young Blood 3" compilation, a completely different remix/version appeared on "Ultra" EP)
* "Beautiful Sadness", Ra Records (1996)
* "I Will Find You" (1997)
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