- Chance of Rain

Laurel Halo - Chance of Rain
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 19 reviews
2013 Rank: #109 / 937
USER SCORE
78
Based on
35 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

Built on sporadic percussive takes and blistered textures, Chance Of Rain plows through unintelligible forms — all bones but no structure — struggling to establish itself as material: techno made of wreckage.

85
The 405

Chance Of Rain careens through a dance chicane, weaving between the lands of pop excess and minimalist ambience; it's never still for long enough to be fully pigeonholed, merely slotting partially into pigeoncaverns (which are much larger).

80
FACT Magazine

As its title implies, Chance of Rain hinges on uncertainty and fluctuating pressure, not outpouring. It’s impersonal, then, but never inhuman.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Plainly speaking, this is psychedelic music, and it’s music that’s both moving and a pleasure to move to.

74
Pitchfork

When the album finds a moment of peace—like when the title track dissolves into a simple, noir-ish outro—it feels forged. Craggy and hard as hell, you'll wish Chance of Rain forged a few more such moments, but its consistent, nagging ability to knock you off balance is worth wrestling with.

70
Drowned in Sound

What Chance of Rain does, more so than any of Halo's work, is create a sense of liveness and immediacy that doesn't diminish with familiarity.

70
NME

Vocal-free, ‘Chance Of Rain’ sees Laurel Halo once more stepping back behind the sounds of her machines, but it’s the depth of those sounds that speaks volumes. 

Dec 14, 2013
Space Vacation
86
Quite a bit different from her debut endeavor.
Fast-paced, more lively, danceable even.
Instrumental aswell which I didn't know about in advance and threw me off a little at first.
I do like her first album a bit more, but this is definitely a great piece.
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October 28, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Hyperdub / Label
Ambient Techno / Genres
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Track List
  1. Dr. Echt
  2. Oneiroi
  3. Serendip
  4. Chance Of Rain
  5. Melt
  6. Still / Dromos
  7. Thrax
  8. Ainnome
  9. Out


Added on: October 9, 2013