Loma

Loma - Loma
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2018 Ratings: #447 / 831
User Score
Based on 101 ratings
2018 Ratings: #167
Liked by 2 people
February 16, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

Loma is also the product of atypical conditions, written and recorded as the marriage of two of its members was dissolving. The trio seem to have leaned in to that situation: Loma captures the intimacy of such heightened circumstance with layered, compelling nuance.

80
AllMusic

The debut long-player from the Lone Star State trio featuring Jonathan Meiburg, Emily Cross, and Dan Duszynski, Loma splits the difference between the spectral post-rock of the latter pair's Cross Record, and the powerful indie rock pageantry of the former's Shearwater.

78
Sputnikmusic
Loma doesn’t offer us the moment where the lines converge (i was never good at geometry) but it reaches for something more substantive: catharsis.
78
Pitchfork

What could have been just an experiment in form becomes an exercise in getting under another person’s skin: Meiburg pens lyrics he wouldn’t sing himself and Cross adopts a persona slightly divergent from her own.

70
God Is in the TV

It's the trio's attention to detail, willingness to express freedom and surrender to curiosity that really makes Loma memorable.

70
Under The Radar
The band keeps a beautiful juxtaposition between major flourishes and minor dirges while the noise and dissonance never removes itself from the crevices of the songs.
60
The Skinny

It’s a testament to Loma’s abilities as sonic world-builders that a number of tracks sound less like traditional songs than they do field recordings from shadowy, secluded habitats somewhere far from civilisation.

60
Clash

Loma is an interesting concoction, but one that doesn't always necessarily gel. It's undoubtedly a lovingly produced set of tracks, filled with an almost tangible level of texture, but the songs often don't match their treatment.

plowo
80
Loma's debut album is a psychedelic atmospheric folk one. All songs has this kind of crescent dreamy melody fulfilled with emotion that along with a strong thrilling lyrics and the gorgeous vocalist voice performance makes the 10 songs an exciting and solid experience. Some songs follow a most folk arrangements and others has some electronic touches. "Shadow Relief" is one of the best songs of the album in which is the perfect track to present the essence of the album, a psych folk ... read more
lauramarin
100
Este álbum me escuchó a mí.
freyaraphaella
NR
Fleetfoxes kinda vibes. Would sell my soul to listen to Black Willow for the first time again.
STW
81
very epic cool
MasterCrackfox
75
A dim, haunting album that leaves the listener feeling both introspective while simultaneously uncomfortable; in a headspace that music rarely leaves you in.

Favorite track: Joy
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Track List

  1. Who Is Speaking?
  2. Dark Oscillations
  3. Joy
  4. I Don't Want Children
  5. Relay Runner
  6. White Glass
  7. Sundogs
  8. Jornada
  9. Shadow Relief
  10. Black Willow
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Added on: November 19, 2017