Heron Oblivion

Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2016 Ratings: #266 / 858
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Based on 50 ratings
2016 Ratings: #289
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March 4, 2016 / Release Date
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Sub Pop / Label
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The Line of Best Fit

Heron Oblivion is a guitar-centric record for those who thought Marquee Moon was too linear.


On the album's best and most immediate songs ... they compact all of the elements of their sound into tighter frames without sacrificing any of the dreaminess.

The 405

Born out of a jam band, Heron Oblivion feels like a record created live and it seems to not only occupy physical space, but create it as well.


The songs are moody and dark, with clear moments of guitar solo-driven catharsis. In that regard, Heron Oblivion feel more indebted to the the original wave of cosmic guitar rock.

Loud and Quiet

Saufley and von Harmonson are a bit like bulls in a china shop, gleefully smashing Baird’s fragile confections to pieces with their guitar theatrics.

An intimate exploration of internal pathos, led by psychedelic guitar-led sessions that craft out some beautiful and lush atmospheric moments. Along with the gentle female vocals, the long-winded instrumentals hold some sort of timeless flavours that feel very familiar, but also intriguing, even if just a little, in the distance. A psychedelic trip that may please those nostalgic for a time they never lived, but somehow aknowledge as a dear place in their heart and minds.
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Year End Lists

#100/Piccadilly Records

Track List

  1. Beneath Fields
  2. Oriar
  3. Sudden Lament
  4. Rama
  5. Faro
  6. Seventeen Landscapes
  7. Your Hollows
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Added on: February 2, 2016