An Act of Love

Earthen Sea - An Act of Love
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #384 / 722
User Score
Based on 31 ratings
2017 Ratings: #326
February 17, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kranky / Label
Dub Techno / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Pitchfork
While Long only uses a steady beat and some deeply resonant chords to convey this revelation, he nevertheless moves like a poet to unearth that heartening sense of truth here.
80
PopMatters
Jacob Long’s ability to paint such a vivid picture with his music is admirable and impressive, setting the sort of standard other electronic artists would do well to aspire to.
70
AllMusic
What Long does isn't exactly complicated, at least on the surface, but it's still highly immersive and quite gorgeous. Recommended for fans of Rafael Anton Irisarri's work as the Sight Below, Deepchord, Bvdub, and of course most artists on Kranky.
70
Exclaim!

Although the 40-minute LP may come off as the work of an artist still trying to find his sound, Long seems to somehow pull off an enviable genre-bend on An Act of Love.

64
Resident Advisor

"The Present Mist" and "Also An Act Of Love," which bookend the album, give the impression of putting your ear to the ground to listen in on geological processes: stately, mysterious, incomprehensibly slow. This is the level on which An Act Of Love succeeds—as a hint of things not quite grasped, tantalising shapes moving beneath its earthy surfaces.

JFulfy
72
Absolutely Beautiful.
holsgr
49
☆☆ ~ Almost tolerable listen, overmuch flawed and intricate. It could be better than this.
Guigss
93
A gorgeous soundscape for anyone who has experimented love in its most subtle way once in a lifetime.
Miss80s
85
5 secondes et j'étais hypnotisé par la pièce d'introduction "The Present Mist" 100% ambient. Ensuite l'album enchaîne avec "About That Time", un son planant sur un fond 4/4. Le reste de l'album balance entre ambient et le techno dub.
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Track List

  1. The Present Mist
  2. About That Time
  3. Delicately in the Sunlight
  4. Apparent Lushness
  5. Exuberant Burning
  6. Above the Clouds
  7. The Flats 1975
  8. Also an Act of Love
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