AOTY 2022

Liminal Soul

Kedr Livanskiy - Liminal Soul
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
2021 Ratings: #560
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

A bit less club-ready than Livanskiy's other releases, Liminal Soul is a stirring set of late-night reflections.

75
Pitchfork
The Moscow electronic musician and vocalist’s third album treats the haphazard textures of everyday life with a refreshingly playful sensibility.
68
Beats Per Minute

Liminal Soul follows a similar sound to Livansky’s previous works, but with slight variations on her signature sound.

60
The Skinny

Kedr Livanskiy coalesces her past work into a gorgeous, if slightly front-loaded return on new album Liminal Soul.

SonicDiscovery
78

I might not have a clue what Russian electronic artist Kedr Livanskiy might be singing about throughout her luminous set of ambient pop and house songs heard on her newest Liminal Soul, but it does little to hinder me from loving it. The dance beats that dominated her last album Your Need (2019) aren’t the main focus here, instead allowing her vocals twist and turn melodies along with waves of synths to create great textures that guide listeners through. Kedr Livanskiy has sure shifted ... read more

thesauceseattle
72

I listened to this record because half my family lives in Russia and I've always wanted to be proud of that. The actions of the Russian government combined with anti-Russian bias from American media make the perfect storm for being ashamed of my ancestry.

But Kedr Livanskiy is cool. On Liminal Soul (does any native English speaker know the word "liminal"? i'm impressed - i had to look it up), there is homage to simpler times. The beats exude carefree house music, simple and echoing ... read more

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Track List

  1. Celestial Ether
  2. My Invisible (Мне можно)
  3. Boy
  4. Stars Light Up (Посмотри на небо)
  5. Teardrop (Слеза)
  6. Night (ft. Synecdoche Montauk)
  7. Your Turn (ft. Flaty)
  8. Badlands
  9. Storm Dancer

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Added on: August 2, 2021