AOTY 2017
Mechanics of Dominion
Esmerine - Mechanics of Dominion
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Ratings: #122 / 651
User Score
Based on 10 ratings
October 20, 2017 / Release Date
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Constellation / Label
Post-Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

It's a delicate, cautious demonstration, but Mechanics of Dominion is a bold, gripping and brilliantly nuanced addition to Esmerine's gorgeous catalogue, swelling with hope and brimming with energy.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Juno-winning Canadian chamber group Esmerine’s sixth album channels the existential and environmental dread of their Montreal neighbors and labelmates, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, through a state of graceful introversion not unlike that of an old peer in modern chamber music, Rachel’s, from Louisville, Kentucky.

80
PopMatters

Minimalistic on its outlook and yet with a rich instrumentation, traditional on both its inclusion of classical and folk influences and still forward-thinking and experimental. It is an act that has been standing between these worlds, bridging them together better than ever in their most potent work yet.

END OF YEAR LISTS
#20/Norman Records
Track List
  1. The Space in Between
  2. La lucha es una sola
  3. La penombre
  4. La plume des armes
  5. Que se vayan todos
  6. Mechanics of Dominion
  7. Northeast Kingdom
  8. Piscibus Maris
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Added on: August 31, 2017