Love + Light

Daniel Avery - Love + Light
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 55 ratings
2020 Ratings: #370
Liked by 2 people
June 26, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Phantasy Sound / Label
Ambient Techno, IDM / Genres
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Daniel Avery to me is an artist who unexpectedly seems to falls into the background. As a huge IDM fan, it's regrettable that he's fallen under my radar this much. However, even onto his third solo LP, I still can't find much in his music that sets him apart from the rest. In terms of up-and-coming artists, the closes comparison I could make would be to Floating Points, or maybe Skee Mask. Avery has a similarly methodical and cold presentation of the genre, stripping it back to its calculated ... read more
A very interesting ambient and house infused album. At least that's how it is for the first half. For me this is very conflicting where on one hand I don't really care for house but I absolutely adore ambient music. With the first half of this album I was some what Intrigued by Daniel's mix of these two genres. However, it kinda felt like everything was kinda jumbled together with the ambient tracks just being interludes for the house songs. The second half of the LP is where I start loving it ... read more
☆☆☆ — worthy
I've always been a bit on the fence with "ambient techno" albums. I love the genres that go into the fusion to bits, but I think that sometimes it can go either of two ways: being incredibly inventive yet enjoyable to listen to, or a tedious and stale collection of tracks.

Honestly, I'm going towards the latter for this one.

So on the whole, I really struggled to care for this latest Daniel Avery LP, especially towards the back end. First leg was half alright I suppose. Not gonna ... read more
Like stepping into a cobweb.
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Track List

  1. London Island
  2. Dusting for Smoke
  3. Dream Distortion
  4. Katana
  5. Darlinnn
  6. Depth Wish
  7. Searing Light, Forward Motion
  8. Infinite Future
  9. After the Fire
  10. Into the Arms of Stillness
  11. Fuzzwar
  12. Pure Life
  13. A Story in E5
  14. One More Morning
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Added on: June 25, 2020