Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin

Eartheater - Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #437 / 797
User Score
Based on 217 ratings
2020 Ratings: #73
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CRITIC REVIEWS

78
Pitchfork

After 2018’s prickly IRISIRI, the Queens experimental musician narrates a personal and artistic rebirth in spare songwriting fleshed out with acoustic guitar, strings, and turbulent sound collages.

77
Beats Per Minute

The album is an alluring, heady mix of skewed folktronica, avant garde noise and opulent orchestral tones which combine to cement Eartheater’s place in every discerning music fan’s end of year lists.

70
Uncut

Her fourth sees her exploring darker, richer tones, drawing herself up to a mythic height as she conjures a fiery, fantastical rebirth.

70
Loud and Quiet
If past Eartheater albums felt too chilly or obscure, then this bracingly open group of songs demands an overall reassessment.
Stankysauce
NR
When you fard
Maqtheus
70
Eartheater quebra qualquer parâmetro usado para definir 'Phoenix: Flames Are Drew Upon My Skin' - um álbum que bebe das melhores fontes possíveis e com isso acaba criando um repertório cheio de elementos dos quais caracterizam os pontos altos, como em 'How To Fight', 'Volcano' e 'Diamond In The Bedrock' - de longe as melhores faixas.
Nightwing734
46
weird noises and acoustic guitar: the album
marvelgaryen
79
There's a level of experimentalism that's considered right enough. Eartheater has a sense of delicacy towards her music, over a general narrative, 'Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My Skin' is clearly and cloudly about the ressurrection of the human-self as a perspective. A fine line constract between noisey sound and composed instrumentation as a metaphor to life itself. Everything is messier but not crazy enough to be dispersive, is a crafted mess, such as the artist soul.
nicoperagine
80
Flames are dew upon my skin? More like... sparks are dew upon my ass.

Anyways, this is gorgeous. The instrumentals are some of the most spectacularly composed things I may have heard all year. The vibe is magnificent and despite the vulgarity of the album cover, it fits the color scheme quite well. Eventually, I am gonna have to do a discog dive for Eartheater, this is great. The experimentation and glitchiness within such a classical and articulate style fit so well. I know her last project ... read more
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Track List

  1. Airborne Ashes
  2. Metallic Taste of Patience
  3. Bellow The Clavicle
  4. Burning Feather
  5. How To Fight
  6. Kiss of The Phoenix
  7. Volcano
  8. Fantasy Collision
  9. Mercurial Nerve
  10. Goodbye Diamond
  11. Bringing Me Back
  12. Diamond In The Bedrock
  13. Faith Consuming Hope
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Added on: August 5, 2020