Spirit Exit

Caterina Barbieri - Spirit Exit
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 88 ratings
2022 Ratings: #234
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Uncut

A mood of high seriousness pervades, but Spirit Exit’s blend of spirituality and futurism is often transfixing.

76
Pitchfork
For music that evokes empty clubs and shuttered churches, built on patterns dictated by a “mechanical fortune teller,” its humanity is its most haunting quality.
70
Crack Magazine

Spirit Exit sees Milan-based composer Caterina Barbieri reacting to that turbulent period of bodily fear, anxiety and existential uncertainty with an album’s worth of beautiful synth music that’s as tense as it is free.

70
Loud and Quiet

Spirit Exit feels like a peaceful chaos emanating from a vast portal of emptiness. Equal part blissful and mysterious, Barbieri’s arpeggiated synth passages narrate an abstract story that is both melancholic and charged with energy.

edgarratesmusic
80

The sonic pyrotechnics of Caterina Barbieri hypnotically swell and bloom on this record. Her neon synth lines zig-zag between transfixing and foreboding.

Jaysony1108
85

I want to take a quick moment to thank the people who listen to what I have to say in my reviews, I do appreciate it. This is something I enjoy doing from time to time, here expressing my thoughts on my favorite music of today and yesterday. Just glad that people as a community, care about music as much as I do. Thanks again to those who take the time to read these. Enjoy this review :)

Progressive music. For as long as it's been around, it's fascinating to hear new takes on the progressive ... read more

SonicDiscovery
82

Some moments of life call for music that is sunny and upbeat, while others for dark and gloomy and then there is time for reflection and ease. On Spirit Exit, the fifth studio album from ambient and electronic producer Caterina Barbieri, you get a little sense of every one of those feelings. The multi-layers of synths and sprawling nature of the music makes the whole listen feel like being trapped in a different place, between dream and reality. Moods in the music shift gradually, between the ... read more

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Track List

1At Your Gamut
7:06
85
2Transfixed
5:13
76
3Canticle of Cryo
7:42
77
4Knot of Spirit
10:19
67
5Broken Melody
4:26
82
6Life at Altitude
7:49
81
7Terminal Clock
5:01
79
8The Landscape Listens
8:17
81
Total Length: 55 minutes

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Added on: April 21, 2022