All The Way - Growing
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  • Summary: The Brooklyn duo releases its first album under the Social Registry label.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
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  1. All The Way is quite good; let’s hope Growing defy their album’s title and live up to their own name by pursuing their clever ideas even further on their next release.
  2. They're this close to being a rock band while still sounding like their weird selves, which makes this their most accessible album to date.
  3. The overall effect may be part shamanic dance to the thrum of the universe part 1980s arcade game, but All The Way exploits the transcendent powers of both. [Sep 2008, p.50]
  4. All the Way isn't Growing's best or most essential release, but it's a likable outing and should have no problem appealing to the New Yorkers' hardcore followers.
  5. Besides sounding more like laptoppers Fennesz and Tim Hecker than proto-drone cousins Sunn O))), All the Way even dips into the glorious filter sweeps of trance music, here twisted toward sonic decay rather than utopia.
  6. Ultimately, though, I can’t escape the feeling that there’s nothing much at stake in All the Way.
  7. Despite creating some killer drones in '03 and '04, the duo has been in decline for more than two years now, and the trend continues with All the Way.
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