A New Nature - Esben and the Witch
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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the British rock trio was produced by Steve Albini.
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  1. Sep 9, 2014
    85
    It's a tremendous record, that simply, and effectively puts their contemporaries to shame.
  2. 85
    This record is a masterpiece of aural and visual pandemonium.
  3. Sep 12, 2014
    80
    Stripped of some its flair, the band sounds both invigorated and a tad unsteady (an Albini trademark), but never have they sounded more muscular.
  4. Sep 2, 2014
    70
    Despite A New Nature’s ominous sound feeling hackneyed at times, EATW retain the fearless, forward-thinking ethic of their first two records through themes of finding strength in adversity, impassioned vocals and unpredictable sonic outbursts.
  5. Production comes from Steve Albini but here, unlike his work with (well, wouldn't you know) PJ Harvey and Slint, his less-is-more approach is the only point of weakness on an otherwise impressively dramatic record.
  6. Sep 16, 2014
    60
    Even in the absence of the drum machines and sonic complexity of old, Esben And The Witch have the capacity to be seriously trippy. [23 Aug 2014, p.53]
  7. Sep 2, 2014
    40
    The elusive magic of their initial work seems further away than ever. [Oct 2014, p.108]

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