Find The Sun

Deradoorian - Find The Sun
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2020 Ratings: #245 / 692
User Score
Based on 98 ratings
2020 Ratings: #333
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September 18, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Sydney Morning Herald

An astonishing record, and a visitation from another realm.

80
Q Magazine

The through-the-looking-glass explorations of It Was Me and Corsican Shores indicate more rarefied, lab-coated experimentation in the Stereolab mode, but the trajectory remains far-out, each track a space station on Deradoorian's exhilarating trip.

80
PopMatters

There's humanity skating across this record, a collection of barely-touched ideas that allows listeners to float in place.

80
Exclaim!

Find the Sun is an uncompromising record from an artist intent on mining further depths, one that finds the beauty in unease — and a sense of purpose in the darkness.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Find The Sun is an unsurprisingly great album from a curiously underappreciated artist, and an unassuming one at that.

80
Clash

There are not many solo artists who reflect their own personality in their music quite as honestly as Angel Deradoorian does, which is why this occasionally overblown mystical thesis can connect on such a personal, perhaps even spiritual, level.

75
Spectrum Culture

As an artist, she seeks to challenge her audience and ask them to take a step outside of their comfort zones. That Find the Sun manages to do this while being the most cohesive album that Deradoorian has recorded so far makes its existence all the more impressive.

75
Beats Per Minute
Any indie artist should start taking notes on how to construct such a complete statement.
75
Pitchfork
Angel Deradoorian’s second LP is darker, less polished, and openly meditative. Even in its most psychedelic moments, the fuzzy aesthetic gives her music an earthy, grounded feel.
70
Uncut

On her 2015 debut, rhythms of an ancient and tribal kind served Angel Deradoorian's wyrd-folk and magickal art-pop intent, but on her follow-up those pulses are the songs' meanings, as well as their delivery method.

70
AllMusic

Find the Sun is filled with insightful, poetic lyrics that reward attention, but the overall vibe of the album is best suited for a more meditative, perhaps semi-conscious state, allowing the sounds and rhythms to wash over you.

60
Mojo

It doesn't work when she wails and chants her way through the closing Sun, but she's absolutely fearless, as rigorous as The Moody Blues circa Days Of Future Passed and as adventurous as Can circa Future Days.

MasterCrackfox
82
Angel Deradoorian is hard to pin down completely as a solo artist. A former member of Dirty Projectors, a group who have hosted a massive cast of names (I had never realized that Ezra Koenig spent a short period of time with them), Deradoorian wasn't merely a quick flash with the group. Instead, she was a co-lead of the group with longtime front-man David Longstreth for a number of years. I have never personally gotten incredibly in to Dirty Projectors, having only heard maybe one full album ... read more
Muratka
89
The former Dirty Projectors member arrives with 'Find The Sun', which is gloomy in overall sound, despite the word 'sun' in the title. Being of Armenian origin, the singer probably knew about the folk motives of the Armenian people. This can be traced in some songs, which seem to use folk instruments. For the most part, this is how it is.
homogenic
80
Find the Sun is a completely immersive psych project that undulates between beauty and trepidation. The production work on this is so impeccably colourful and panoramic — it almost sounds live and raw. It's one of the most pragmatic and confrontational albums of the year.
gopxity
52
In the 53 minute run time, there is about 15 minutes of brilliance. Sadly, the rest is incredibly boring.

Favorite tracks: Corsican Shores, Monk's Robes, Devil's Market
Least favorite: The Illuminator
younghermit
81
The Flute throughout the album really caught my attention and adds such a unique flavor to what is being cooked here. The drums and guitars used throughout are tight and expressive. The vocals are a great atmospheric fill and it really balances out the rest of the flavors on the album.

I had a few issues while journeying this soundscape and I'm certain those are from a lack of my own range of listening.

A wonderful expression of soul and self!
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Track List

  1. Red Den
  2. Corsican Shores
  3. Saturnine Night
  4. Monk's Robes
  5. The Illuminator
  6. Waterlily
  7. It Was Me
  8. Devil's Market
  9. Mask of Yesterday
  10. Sun
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Added on: March 10, 2020