Lei Line Eon

Iglooghost - Lei Line Eon
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #108 / 189
User Score
Based on 296 ratings
2021 Ratings: #36
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit

Lei Line Eon is a darker, more restrained sequel; leaving stark gaps where every sound can reverberate and conjure bizarre churns in the listener's stomach.

90
musicOMH

Iglooghost has succeeded in an enviable task: he has managed to create a signature sound while innovating and progressively adding to that sound, and Lei Line Eon is a fine showcase for this unique artistic vision.

81
Beats Per Minute

On Lei Line Eon, Iglooghost sonically self-sabotages as much as he creates, and no matter how gorgeous or warped the music gets, it exudes the energy of a kid playing with their action figures within an imaginary backdrop.

80
Loud and Quiet

This is a more patient and slippery album than some may be used to from IGLOOGHOST, but no less rewarding. Its expansive quality and quiet spirituality show him as not just a great storyteller, but a new kind of myth maker.

80
Clash

The cartoon-ish vocals are still there, but Iglooghost isn’t trying to show off, or impress us, with his skills. Instead, he has created his most inventive, personal, and tender album to date.

60
The Needle Drop

At its best, Lei Line Eon's new direction exposes the nuances and beauty of Iglooghost's production, but it's not without its incongruities and growing pains.

60
God Is in the TV

This darker world that Malliagh finds himself exploring has less fun to it and doesn’t give me the same psychedelic rush that I am used to from his work.  I find it to be disconnected, flowing less well, feeling less natural.  Despite this, the continued incredible production work does make him stand out as a musician.

60
The Observer
The young Dorset producer expands on the sonic assault of his debut with beauty, space and actual songs.
Schmedess
82
if liturgy makes "transcendental black metal" than this is transcendental art pop
redbded
86
8.6 - Amazing

EDIT: It I starting to grow off me, I don’t know if I can call this AOTY anymore, it for some reason got a little more unmemorable with each listen. I still really like it though, and it is still quite an astonishing album front to back. This also might change since it hasn’t been too much time.

After listening to Igloo’s past work throughout the week, I gotta say, he continues to blow my mind.

Lei Line Eon is the new album to come out from the maximalist ... read more
zachthesnack
77
Since triumphantly bursting onto the Experimental and Electronic music circuits in 2015 with “Chines Nü Year”, Iglooghost has been one of the most consistent and boundary pushing artists of his era and this is no different!

I also want to not note I never thought i would see so many stringed instrumental progressions on an Igloo record but it matches up so well with the glitchy electronics that i’ve come to know Iglooghost so well for in the past! An unlikely combination ... read more
chinz
76
SOPHIE's long lost son.
This will be hailed as the best electronic album of the year as long as Nicolas Jaar doesn't drop anything.
Absolutely incredible. Countless eargasmic moments and unique musical choices that put it high up there with some of the best albums of the year.
Slush_Puppy
68
Let me start this off by saying I am a huge Iglooghost fan. This guy is a severely underrated wonky artist and his insane production style always leaves me in awe.

On this album, Iglooghost has his wonky roots taking a backseat and has a more electronic art pop sound on here. I do like a handful of the tracks in this style such as the intro track Eœ (Disk•Initiate) and Pure Grey Circle but I do seem to prefer the tracks on here where the wonky elements seep through a bit more (e.g. ... read more
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Track List

  1. Eœ (Disk•Initiate)
  2. Pure Grey Circle
  3. Slyph Fossil
  4. Light Gutter (feat. LOLA)
  5. Big Protector
  6. UI Birth (feat. BABii)
  7. Zones U Can't See
  8. Amu (Disk•Mod)
  9. Soil Bolt
  10. Yellow Umbra
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Added on: February 4, 2021