Silver Ladders

Mary Lattimore - Silver Ladders
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #81 / 710
User Score
Based on 135 ratings
2020 Ratings: #187
Liked by 4 people
October 9, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ghostly International / Label
Ambient, New Age / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
musicOMH
So much of the delight of listening to music comes from the lyrical, our tacit affiliation with the rage, wit or pathos an artist wishes to project. This record goes some way to appropriate the perception of being wordless, hushed by the beauty of the world we inhabit.
90
AllMusic

The wordless storytelling of Silver Ladders is one of its most intriguing elements, pulling emotional gravity from expert arrangement of minimal sounds.

80
Uncut
A mesmerising slowdive into the sonic depths.
80
Mojo

The follow-up to 2018's expansive, multi-instrumentalist Hundred Days, is a lower-case delight, Mary Lattimore's harp recast as a thing of lament, semi-ambient beauty.

80
Exclaim!
Through looping, prowess and an experimental spirit, the Los Angeles-based harpist crafts evocative and breathtaking worlds that revel in moods, melodies and contrasts.
80
Beats Per Minute

Lattimore impresses again with Silver Ladders. While it isn’t horribly different from previous solo record Hundreds of Days, it does feel, overall, like her grasp on her tools is firmer, and her ideas feel a bit more refined and distilled here, like she’s reached a purer version of her vision.

80
The Sydney Morning Herald

Silver Ladders is a warmly textured, gently experimental triumph.

77
Pitchfork
With Slowdive’s Neil Halstead in the producer’s chair, the Los Angeles harpist swells her gentle ambience with a more strident sound but remains as transporting as ever.
75
Spectrum Culture
With this collection the challenge is in allowing the music to develop and grow.
70
No Ripcord

What’s interesting about Silver Ladders is that it rises above being background noise early, due to Lattimore’s masterful writing and arranging.

BRAZZERS
75
Am ambient delight!
MRusso98
80
100th review with the best ambient album i've heard this whole year. This is what i expect when I think about "music with a soul", an incredible experience from front to bottom.

FAVORITE TRACK: Chop On The Climbout
jkpyg
68
It was strange to see this growing into my most anticipated album of the year, but after hearing Lattimore’s 2018 offering ‘Hundreds of Days’, my way of hearing music was forever changed.

Late 2018 was the time I was getting into listening to new releases to try and find things I liked, and one of the first ones on my list was Mary Lattimore. I had never heard of her, or ever listened to harp music either. But on a long coach journey through Belgian Countryside, it was the ... read more
Jamobo
75
In some ways there's not much that can be said about Mary Lattimore and her record Silver Ladders

It's the kind of music that says more when it's heard itself than any conversation could possibly describe, but this is a music reviewing and discussion site, so i'll still try.

An entirely instrumental project, Silver Ladders falls under the rather vague genres of Ambient and New Age. The songs here feel more like sonic paintings, brief moments designed to capture your attention and startle you ... read more
nicoperagine
70
Gorgeously composed instrumental ambient record.

Color: Dark Gray
Favorite Tracks: All of them!
Worst Tracks: None!
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Track List

  1. Pine Trees
  2. Silver Ladders
  3. Til A Mermaid Drags You Under
  4. Sometimes He's In My Dreams
  5. Chop on the Climbout
  6. Don't Look
  7. Thirty Tulips
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Added on: July 15, 2020