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  • Summary: The duo of Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor return with a six-track release produced by Andy LeMaster and Todd Fink of The Faint.
  • Record Label: Saddle Creek Records
  • Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Dream Pop
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 5, 2012
    80
    What makes As Above So Below such an effective mood piece are the sparse, forward-thinking arrangements producers Andy LeMaster and the Faint's Todd Fink, Orenda's husband, give the duo's straightforward songs, creating a real sense of tension by contrasting the nature imagery of the lyrics with haunting, otherworldly sounds.
  2. Sep 5, 2012
    75
    It's a lovely balance of melancholy and optimism that is classic Azure Ray, yet shows emotional and musical progression.
  3. 70
    As Above So Below tells a pretty basic love story, but soaks everything in dreams (though calling Azure Ray "dreamy" this far into their career is borderline cliché).
  4. 70
    Azure Ray have traveled even further down into the next level of the dreamscape. [Oct 2012, p.84]
  5. Dec 7, 2012
    70
    Despite its brevity, the songs strike with such languid, metered force they manage to slow time down, stretching an EP's worth of darkly ambient dream pop into a deceptively epic micro-journey.
  6. Nov 21, 2012
    60
    It doesn't quite touch the invention of the people who inspired it. [Dec 2012, p.100]
  7. Sep 5, 2012
    50
    There are germs of interesting ideas here and there, but ultimately one gets a certain feeling when listening to this particular Saddle Creek band du jour.

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