After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house

Nivhek - After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 153 ratings
2019 Ratings: #356
February 8, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
YELLOWELECTRIC / Label
Ambient, Drone / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Pitchfork

The new project from Grouper’s Liz Harris contains some of her most beguiling work. Spread across two long, contrasting ambient compositions, her music remains in an enigmatic class of her own.

82
Resident Advisor

After Its Own Death / Walking In A Spiral Towards The House feels less like a reinvention than a continuation of certain elements of her music that have laid dormant for several years. It is an engaging example of an artist continuing to push herself and find new avenues into her distinctive sound world.

55
Spectrum Culture
Ambient’s supposed to be both interesting and ignorable. This album is the former in its first half, the latter in its second, both less often than we’d like.
TreyLikesBands
87
Great

Wow, this album really did something to me. Now I’m waiting for humanity’s impending doom, and I’m looking forward to it...

Color: Death
FAV TRACKS: nothing is possible
laz456
85
I like this quite a bit but sad, spacey ambient is my weakness so take my opinion on this with a grain of salt.

Edit: Raising my score from a 7.5 to an 8. I've been listening to this a lot!

Edit 2: Raising the score again- I am obsessed with this record.
oh
68
Really nothing special to it. Good for when you can't fall asleep but, wouldn't listen to this on like a Thursday afternoon. It can be a bit repetitive (especially at the end) but other than that, it's good.

Favourite tracks: After its own death: Side B, Walking in a spiral towards the house: Side C
Least favourite track: Walking in a spiral towards the house: Side D
bitterblossom12
80
The best ambient album of 2019. Just listen to those harmonies on the first track. Can you even imagine making those? Conceiving then? Producing them? Unreal.
musicmagpie55
76
This surprise double LP is a beautiful and spacious offering from Liz Harris. The echoing resonance of the chimes/bells throughout help define a vast and reverberating landscape. I particularly like the 'Walking in a spiral towards the house: Side D.' I find the image to capture the repetitive melancholy of this work accurately. It does feel like you are walking in a spiral of sameness. I also love the spooky bass that comes in on Side A.

This reminds me closest to AIA: Alien Observer, but ... read more
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Track List

  1. After its own death: Side A
  2. After its own death: Side B (feat. Gabie Strong, Christopher Reid Martin & Michael Morley)
  3. Walking in a spiral towards the house: Side C
  4. Walking in a spiral towards the house: Side D
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Added on: February 8, 2019