Angel Tears in Sunlight

Pauline Anna Strom - Angel Tears in Sunlight
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #12 / 109
User Score
Based on 76 ratings
2021 Ratings: #76
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Uncut

Angel Tears In Sunlight, asthetitle suggests, offers the kind of transcendental electronics that burrow blissfully into your brain.

90
musicOMH

In an interview once, she admitted, “I see things in my head. I dream in colour”. This posthumous addition to her near perfect catalogue confirms that statement, expertly revealing how attuned to the universe she was and how vibrantly her imagination shone in the dark.

90
Crack Magazine

A transcendent parting gift to the universe, Angel Tears in Sunlight is a timeless addition to Strom’s canonical legacy.

80
Mojo

Angel Tears In Sunlight retains an elegant spirituality, Strom's vivid blend of polyrhythms, hypnotic grooves and animalistic sounds feel like a beautiful lament.

80
The Guardian

These are electronic miniatures on a symphonic scale; digital creations that conjure up visions of a pre-electric world.

80
Loud and Quiet

Angel Tears in Sunlight is a mesmerising final tour of a fascinating mind and a fitting farewell to truly a one-of-a-kind visionary.

80
AllMusic

Issued two months after her death, Angel Tears in Sunlight, her final album, continues in the same expansive, unconstrained mode as her earlier work but explores different tonal realms.

79
Pitchfork

The synthesizer pieces here are the lightest and most playful of her career, like beacons of hope and change.

75
Beats Per Minute

The music of Angel Tears in Sunlight is in no hurry, but stick around and it will take you to zones that breathe with ancient life.

68
Spectrum Culture

At its best, Angel Tears in Sunlight has a kind of forlorn, wistful beauty that seems to be at odds with its creator’s visionary curative intentions, but overall, it’s a nicely realized collection of reflective moods and harmonious atmospheres.

Jamobo
70
Pauline Anna Strom is best known for her work under the moniker Trans-Millenia Consort, named after her 1982 debut. While she recorded 7 full length projects from 1982-88, she didn't receive any real acclaim or attention and as such had to sell her equipment and leave the music world. That is until 2017, when a compilation built from those tapes and LPs grabbed the attention of music fans, leading to Strom's return to music and her first project in over 30 years.

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avernannes
40
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4/10

Well, the base concepts and ideas on this record are okay, the same thing with production, but any track on "Angel Tears in Sunlight" does not develop in any direction; it's like listening to a list of ringtones - after the second repetition it gets tiring, or even annoying.
Z.Younk
67
The more percussive tacks with a tribal ambient sound excel, the rest is mediocre comparatively.
Orlkont
85
This is a very emotional album. It's like Pauline gave us that one last gift of breath and gave us a glimpse of that bridge between now and the afterlife. Thank you for sharing your talent.
geanluka
30
19.2.2021

To inconsistent for my taste.
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Track List

  1. Tropical Convergence
  2. Marking Time
  3. I Still Hope
  4. Temple Gardens at Midnight
  5. The Pulsation
  6. The Eighteen Beautiful Memories
  7. Equatorial Sunrise
  8. Small Reptiles on the Forest Floor
  9. Tropical Rainforest
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Added on: November 12, 2020