AOTY 2020

Reassemblage

Visible Cloaks - Reassemblage
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #395 / 876
User Score
Based on 141 ratings
2017 Ratings: #223
Liked by 1 person
February 17, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
RVNG Intl. / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

87
Pitchfork

While never able to fully grasp the Japanese sounds they adore, Visible Cloaks nevertheless have created an album along the axis of Fennesz’s Endless Summer and OPN’s Replica, an abstract electronic album that’s readily accessible and an immersive listen.

84
Resident Advisor

Visible Cloaks' music makes sense alongside a set of Motion Graphics-related projects—such as Lifted and Co La—that are equally abstract, playful, and boundary-breaking in their use of digital tools. Reassemblage is the finest LP yet to emerge from this diffuse scene, and it also brings a new set of ideas to the table.

80
PopMatters

On Reassemblage, Portland’s Spencer Doran and Ryan Carlile have soundtracked a film set in a reality where cameras have no jurisdiction and people are not allowed—a reality, in other words, that cannot be seen, that can only be suggested by sounds scraping through the known and subverting the knowable.

80
The 405
Their experimental, ambient album is a sonic delight that is as captivating as it is calming.
70
AllMusic
The album is intriguing and accessible, yet just strange enough to stand out among all the other experimental electronic artists mining the early new age era for inspiration.
60
Exclaim!

Reassemblage is compelling, sure, but perhaps only for those who have the patience or curiosity for an exploration of the sonic predecessors of electronica.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes

On Reassemblage, I can perceive no internal or internalized necessity to what happens. I perceive only shapes of a tranquil kind of contingency, a host of serene accidents floating by on the surface of a deeper current I can’t see, the forces and obstacles shaping not clearly detectable as part of the audible outward appearances.

tha138
60
what is this Reassemblage?
A collection of ambient, synthetic drops, carrying that far-eastern serenity that would be useful in a high-tech presentation of a new, technological miracle.
frienderman
90
Absolutely stunning. Although not immediate with its beauty, this album carefully unveils itself as it progresses, revealing a collection of songs that mirror the disquieting sounds of the world we live in.
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
bitterblossom12
80
This album is the sound of a time-lapse of organic matter putting itself together, or a microscopic slice of pond surface, teeming with life of all shapes and sizes.

Full review: https://reviewsbybitterblossom.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/visible-cloaks-reassemblage/
Melonade
90
Sounds organic, futuristic and ethereal at the same time.
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Track List

  1. Screen
  2. Valve (feat. Miyako Koda)
  3. Bloodstream
  4. Terrazzo (feat. Motion Graphics)
  5. Wintergreen
  6. Circle
  7. Mask
  8. Mimesis
  9. Skyscraper
  10. Neume (feat. Matt Carlson)
  11. Place
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Added on: February 2, 2017