PJ_0707
PJ_0707
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Apr 6

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Mar 29, 2020
80
Folkesange is an excellent exploration of Myrkur's Scandinavian roots. She is forgoing the heavier black-metal of her previous releases for a pastoral collection of gentle, yet powerful folk songs. Her voice sores over the lush melodies, and her playing is exact and forceful and hits with purpose. For anyone who says Myrkur isn't metal, a Scandinavian folk album is probably the most metal you can get. Highly recommend!
Mar 29, 2020
78
Inside the Rose was one of my favorite releases in 2019, so an assortment of various studio bits and bobs got my attention early in the year. The Cut features outtakes, remixes, and a few finalized songs, some of which could have worked well on Inside the Rose. Opener "The Mirage" is a standout, as is the six-minute "If I Were You (Love at the End of the Human Age)." As experimental and orchestral as TNP can be, The Cut works surprisingly well as it's own stand-alone album. ... read more
Mar 29, 2020
85
Kompakt might not have the critical gravitas it did in the early aughts, but this compilation adds up to a great LP. Velvet Desert Music suggests the American west with both subtle nods to country twang and spaghetti western film scores filtered through the turntable of a DJ. "Cruising Nevada" moves along with a motorik pulse, recalling the width of driving across the barren landscapes of the silver state. Other tracks, "Dragon Slayer," sound like a mixture between shoegaze ... read more
Mar 29, 2020
64
Rushing passes by quickly and recalls both Grouper and Julianna Barwick in its vocal-ambient textures and soundscapes; however, Lucy Gooch doesn't possess the vocal power of Julianna, and her voice, while smooth, is a little too meek to leave a lasting impression.
Mar 29, 2020
76
It took a few listens for me to appreciate Empty for what it was truly. At the present moment, it's sparseness makes sense and when left to work its magic, does a great job as an ambient release. The gentle piano notes and textures create a blanketing effect while still suggesting space and isolation. The tracks are all distinguished enough to not just blend into one another. And if desired, Empty can work for more focused listening.
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