Luneworks

MMOTHS - Luneworks
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2016 Ratings: #103 / 760
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
2016 Ratings: #278
March 11, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Because / Label
Electronic, Ambient / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

Luneworks is not a lulling listen; rather, the album seems to turn restlessly with sonic insomnia, the songs tracing the arc of some sleepless passage like a night plagued by intense longing.

80
Loud and Quiet
Created in a month-long haul of 12 hour sessions, ‘Luneworks’ sighs every second of its nocturnal isolation.
80
XLR8R

Luneworks is a half-imagined spectre flickering into ethereal, viridian life. Recorded in LA while staying at a friend’s, cut loose from the familiarity of home, it’s a delicate, naked offering that flits between mournful vocals, processed backward synths and serrated edges of what sounds like guitar distortion.

80
AllMusic

Significantly more experimental than Colleran's previous work, Luneworks also feels much more personal, and it continues to establish MMOTHS as a unique voice in the indie electronic scene.

80
The Line of Best Fit

It’s only when considered in its full form that the true beauty, complexity, and intricacy of this coming-of-age debut can be fully appreciated.

70
Drowned in Sound
It’s night music. Headphone melodies that invite you into the world of Mmoths. A world of tearful robotics and shimmering melancholy.
70
PopMatters

Colleran steers the record away from monochromatic moods and textures while also giving the record a sonic center, a constant reminder that this is MMOTHS we’re listening to and not a collection of singles from various artists intent on grabbing whatever audience can be had.

86
this album just flows right trough you, easing the pain of existence, lovely
BasicMeth
55
Ehhh, it's alright.
EMR
57
An ambient-tagged album that refuses to take the long way home, shortening the tracks to the maximum. While the idea may sound pleasant (and sometimes puzzlying), many of the compositions here fall short due to the minimized lenght and the lack of song development, that is evident on the work as a whole. There are still some really beautiful, spacious and bright soundwork that appears here and there, and that is definitely worth the listen for any electronic music fan out there.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#34/Loud and Quiet
#47/The Line of Best Fit

Track List

  1. You
  2. Deu
  3. Phase In
  4. Para Polaris
  5. Verbena
  6. Scent
  7. Eva
  8. Lucid
  9. Body Studies
  10. 1709
  11. Phase Out
  12. Ohm
  13. Naoko, Pt. 1
  14. Naoko, Pt. 2
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