Dilate

Vessels - Dilate
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Based on 8 reviews
2015 Ratings: #147 / 772
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Based on 41 ratings
2015 Ratings: #181
March 2, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
DIY
Resisting the twin urges to oversimplify or over-complicate where inappropriate, Vessels may have succeeded in making one of the smartest and most beguiling electronic albums of the year.
80
The Skinny

Surgical and metallic, this is a listening experience that demands submission then softens and folds as soon as you sink below the surface. Bask in Dilate, play it loud and in full.

80
musicOMH

Vessels took a bold step in experimenting with their sound and Dilate not only proves it was the right decision, but suggests there is much more to come.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Dilate is a strong return from this new-sounding Vessels.

80
AllMusic
Throughout the album, Vessels' different approaches flow so naturally that they feel effortless, arriving at an impressive blend of passion and precision.
80
Loud and Quiet
Moving away from the overt post-rock foundations of second album ‘Helioscope’, the danceable dynamics and sonics on ‘Dilate’ resonate with focused heft and power.
60
Drowned in Sound

Dilate is certainly not an attempted floor-filler ... nor is it some attempt to provide a new hybrid of post-rock and electronica. Instead it is simply a collection of pleasant and well-arranged modern IDM.

78
Great if you're the owner of a modern dental studio; this music would really tie the look-how-cool-and-hip-our-decor-and-new-age-dental-equipment-is vibe together. Would you like a La Croix while you wait in our minimalist waiting room?

But seriously, though...it's an enjoyable album.
Zatak
80
Mature and aesthically stunning. The production is very organic and spacious, just the way I like it. Solid record from Vessels.

Glass Lake is fantastic.
80
A clasic air with fresh ice. Fantastic.
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Track List

  1. Vertical
  2. Elliptic
  3. Echo In
  4. As You Are (feat. Isolde Freeth-Hale)
  5. Attica
  6. On Monos (feat. Snow Fox)
  7. Glass Lake
  8. On Your Own Ten Toes
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