Modern Kosmology

Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2017 Ratings: #159 / 933
User Score
Based on 85 ratings
2017 Ratings: #224
Liked by 2 people
May 19, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fire / Label
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Transforming states and changing perspectives are once again the order of the day. Modern Kosmology marks another triumphant evolution.


On ‘Modern Kosmology’, its author has marshalled her diverse influences into a discreet whirl of parts where every feature feels considered and necessary: a unique, idiosyncratic sound that’s marked by a myriad magic moments.

It is an achievement of synthesis, cohesion, and craft.

The tempos may change, the mood may shift a bit here and there, the arrangement may go from dense to sparse, but through it all Weaver conducts the sound like a magician in full command of her powers.

Loud and Quiet

Songs melt into one another, merging from breathless prog grooves to aching balladry and back again. Weaver is offering something deeper than nostalgic noodling.

The Guardian
It’s an album that demonstrates Weaver’s rare talent for a largely forgotten skill of the first psychedelic era.
There is real creative bravery at work here, often manifested in a less-is-more sensibility that pays real dividends.
The Independent

With Modern Kosmology, long-time Manchester folktronic siren Jane Weaver has made her most completely realised album yet, albeit by dispensing with folk music almost entirely, in favour of more forceful Krautrock and psychedelic influences.


I hate my rating scale. Might change it. That sounds good. Might change it now. That sounds even better.

I'm gonna be reviewing and rereviewing a ton of albums I had previously rated because I'm finally getting around to revamping my rating scale! I was never a big fan of how positively skewed my ratings were so this will be a pretty good way to seperate the music I enjoy to music I really like. Might as well start from the beginning with the first albums I rated.

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One of Jane Weaver's better projects, Modern Kosmology is a consistent arsty psychedelic filled dream pop record which has a warming ethereal feeling with song which are both versatile and at time great such as the upbeat H>a>K or to the more creamy sound of The Architect.

Track Review

H>a>K 7.5/10.
Did You See Butterflies? 8.5/10.
Modern Kosmology 8/10
Slow Motion 7.5/10.
Loops In the Secret Society 7/10
The Architect 8.5/10.
The Lightning Back 7.5/10.
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Fav tracks: H>A>K, Did You See Butterflies?, Modern Kosmology, Loops in the Secret Society, The Architect, The Lightning Back, Valley, Ravenspoint, I Wish

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Added on: March 6, 2017