AOTY 2019

Wabi-Sabi

Cross Record - Wabi-Sabi
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2016 Ratings: #261 / 763
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
2016 Ratings: #323
January 29, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ba Da Bing! / Label
Slowcore / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Skinny
Both vivid and dreamlike, each narrative swims in and out of focus without ever being forced; the type of record to return to, again and again.
80
Loud and Quiet
It meanders back and forth, inviting you to get lost in its twists and turns for hours. And that’s what makes ‘Wabi-Sabi’ so special; let it wash over you, and the smoky atmospherics hook you deep in the mind and the soul.
80
DIY
Instead of being a divine glimpse into living miles away from the nearest main road or local bus, ‘Wabi-Sabi’ showcases the other side of being alone, the joy in doing whatever you want, when you want.
78
Pitchfork

Throughout Wabi-Sabi, Cross Record thread their way between graceful and sinister, unfiltered beauty with heavier and uglier sounds, and tap into a dark well of energy that has potential to grow more powerful the further they explore it.

76
Paste
There’s still room for them to move forward, but it’s a debut which ensures the listener there’s no way that won’t happen.
70
AllMusic

Wabi Sabi definitely feels like an album that could only have been conceived in an arid desert rather than a bustling city, and the remoteness of the couple's surroundings has certainly made them pay more attention to details and take notice of small, unique things such as the scorpions that adorn the album's cover.

holsgr
64
( ☆☆☆ ) nice concept, a bit irregular/boring at times.
72
Wabi-Sabi és un disc de 'dream pop' on la veu de Emily Cross fa d'instrument principal que marca les melodies entremig de sons discordants, profunds i amb una certa voluntat èpica. A 'Two Rings' les percussions defineixen una intensitat que no es perd tot i la incorporació de sons acústics, com en 'High Rise', la millor cançó del disc. Treball íntim i intens de 33' que és el germen del grup 'Loma' i del seu gran disc homònim de 2018.
99
carved deep. thunder + sibylle baier
Zatak
88
Daring, delicate, intimate and moving. What an amazing piece of music.
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Track List

  1. The Curtains Part
  2. Two Rings
  3. Steady Waves
  4. High Rise
  5. Something Unseen Touches a Flower To My Forehead
  6. The Depths
  7. Basket
  8. Wasp In a Jar
  9. Lemon
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