The Bloom / The Blossom

Swallowtail - The Bloom / The Blossom
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January 1, 2021 / Release Date
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BGL13
84
swallowtail starts 2021 off with a truly beautiful album. i’m not even an ambient fan but this was amazing. part of it might be that it’s not purely ambient. it combines elements of many different genres.
faves: of vespertine, the bloom, the blossom, cicada, bioluminescence
least fave: nessu
jkpyg
70
It’s quite long, and not ambient enough to listen casually which means that it feels a little bit overly long, especially with the first 3 songs being 10 minutes long each and not particularly engaging. However, once the overwrought first half is over, and you get the more Rocky songs which are more palpable, you have some really great songs.
Nathan_
91
Unbelievably good mix of ambient, drone, shoegaze, and so much more too. AOTY 2021 ;)
JayCrackers
80
Swallowtail is an artist i have never heard of and quite a young one aswell but when i saw the tags of Post-Rock and Ambient associated with this record, I was intrigued as I love that and i do love the more noisy ethereal soundscape Swallowtail manages to set within The Bloom / The Blossom and although tracks Like Nessuifunshutsuko and in essence the overall album stretches itself a bit too much, swallowtails manages to create a beautiful soundscape with some lovely textures and using ... read more
pahcy
80
While it requires patience, The Bloom / The Blossom is one of the most rewarding albums i’ve heard in recent memory
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Added on: January 1, 2021