Narrow
Soap&Skin - Narrow
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2012 Rank: #151 / 929
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
February 13, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Play It Again Sam / Label
Experimental / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The 405

Narrow is an album to be endured more than enjoyed, a work of serious art not entertainment.

80
musicOMH

Narrow takes harrowing experiences and pain and transforms them into beautifully cathartic lullabies.

70
Drowned in Sound

Behold Anja Plaschg, who you will worship as Soap & Skin, for she is the new Queen of Singing Sad Piano-Based Songs.

70
NME

‘Narrow’ is claustrophobically intense, and yet this emotional pressure has focused her artistically, her sound honed down to minimal, piano-driven songcraft with irruptions of grating digital noise.

Apr 4, 2016
EMR
76
On her sophomore studio album, austrian singer/songwriter/experimentalist Anja Franziska Plaschg a.K.a. Soap&Skin doesn't disappoint, bringing a slight more acoustic sound and a very balanced work with beautiful piano ballads with sad lyrics among some obscure almost-industrial compositions that show the more experimental side of her artistic vision. Still, the artist proves that all of these separated elements can easily form a very cohesive sonic experience, based on personal ... read more
Apr 6, 2015
SeaBass
82
Beautiful voice, great neo-classical piano, and love the industrial parts.

Favourite songs: Vater, Deathmental and Big Hand Nails Down


Added on: March 12, 2012