Air Museum

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  • Summary: The ambient duo of Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp releases its second album.
  • Record Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Ambient
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Dec 19, 2011
    This album perhaps best shows the duo able to capture the sense of drone as exaltation, something derived from the choice of instruments used, whether old keyboards, guitars, effects pedals, or further combinations and extrapolations as desired.
  2. 80
    If Mountains deservedly rose to prominence with the critical acclaim of 2009′s Choral, then Air Museum should cement that praise. This album is a serious triumph.
  3. May 24, 2011
    Air Museum lays to rest the shortlist of uncertainties I've pinned on Mountains in the past--mostly by not changing much.
  4. May 18, 2011
    Mountains are great at maintaining tension--their tracks never feel aimless or inert, even at their most toweringly monumental, like on Air Museum's "Newsprint". So if you liked Choral, here it is with more of everything, for better and for worse.
  5. Mojo
    Jun 21, 2011
    Air Museum sees the Brooklyn duo largely trade computer manipulation for the studio, processing instruments using analogue gear. [July 2011, p. 105]
  6. Uncut
    May 23, 2011
    Air Museums doesn't quite have the same freewheeling energy of Moebius and Roedelius' pioneering kosmische, and at time the music seems to hang oppressively in the air rather, instead of questing forward. [Jun 2011, p.91]
  7. May 18, 2011
    It's just such a boringly average release that the band seems to have retrogressed into one of the millions of anonymous and pretentious electro-drone bands that exist nowadays.

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