As Above So Below [EP]


Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Dec 7, 2012
    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.
  2. Alternative Press
    Sep 6, 2012
    Azure Ray have traveled even further down into the next level of the dreamscape. [Oct 2012, p.84]
  3. Oct 4, 2012
    At 21 minutes, these six songs come off like a moderately successful experiment, but an entire album might have been too much of a challenge to sustain.
  4. 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).
  5. Sep 14, 2012
    The collection features spacey landscapes and gentle-though-firm beats layered with those signature nostalgic harmonies.
  6. Sep 5, 2012
    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.
  7. Sep 5, 2012
    It's a lovely balance of melancholy and optimism that is classic Azure Ray, yet shows emotional and musical progression.

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