Katie Gately - Loom
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MasterCrackfox
84
As the title suggests, something truly seems to be looming over you as you experience this collage of glitchy and harrowing sounds. Katie Gately crafts a centerpiece of suffering across Loom, as the echoed and whispered vocals wash over you along with the intense and gloomy sonic background. Tracks like Allay will haunt with their massive sound while tracks like Waltz will have a similar effect while shifting the pace to (you guessed it) a 3/4 time signature. Regardless of pace, the theme of ... read more
Doublez
82
Terrifying, Loom is one of this week's must-have releases, as it delivers immeasurable emotion. In addition to being a musically marvellous work of pop art (reminiscent of the Magdalene I was so fond of last year), with stratospheric orchestration combined with particularly meticulous electronic music, Katie Gately's indomitable voice stages her own life, expressing her painful feelings and especially this cruel situation of the tragic loss of her mother.

Both the construction of the album ... read more
holsgr
75
( ☆☆☆½ ) — decently great
snowman
72
Atmosphere building is a real strength of "Loom"; a record that seems to envelop and entrance the listener. Katie Gately recently lost her mother and this album is dedicated to her. So you would imagine this to be a very emotional listen. However, I found the sounds to be sterile to an extent. The production was inconsistent and some of the mixing was downright lazy. The songwriting is almost too cryptic for its own good but it can also be endearing at times. I think Gately needs to ... read more
their_nickname
80
What an interesting listen. The album is certainly off-putting, as its inspiration is her mother's illness that should come as no surprise. It's haunting electronica is heavily uncompromising, shifting from haunting drone to eastern block vamp like on the song Waltz. The sonics at time clamber and creak like the hinges and floorboards of some long deserted house the local children speak about in hushed tones. You can almost imagine this being recorded in said house. Her voice can range from ... read more
Benjo94569
86
"This record is for her"

During her mother's battle with cancer, experimental musician Katie Gately writes another enigmatic release, yet putting more emphasis on frantic and nocturnal textures than her previous album with glitchy and infectious songs, "Color". Before her mother's diagnosis, Katie had almost completed a totally distinguishable album, but later on, decided to start fresh on a totally different album. The album was to be centred around the track ... read more
pizzagrande
76
big sounds very epic
Valeyard
75
Mysterious. Takes you to a different place. The production on this album is incredible
JayCrackers
83
This album is 41 minutes of pure atmosphere which had me on the edge of my seat for every second which does just loom over you. It actually feels like I am in the album cover and something dark is watching me, looming over me and i have to just praise this album for achieving that feeling. Definitely not something to listen to in the dark at 2am.

Track Review

Ritual 8/10
Allay 8.5/10
Waltz 8.5/10
Bracer 8.5/10
Rite 8/10
Tower 8.5/10
Flow 8.5/10
Rest 8/10

Average: 8.3/10
Hendrix1967
90
Album molto interessante creato con suoni elettronici e registrazioni di suoni modificati al computer ottenendo musica altamente emotiva. La verità è che non so perchè il mio voto non è 100, forse perchè l'artista è riuscita a scaturire in me quel senso drammatico che lei stessa ha voluto mettere nel disco a causa della morte di sua madre. Ottimo lavoro, ottima ricerca!!!! Una scoperta per me davvero coinvolgente.
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