Coracle

  • Record Label: Kompakt
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2011
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Nov 2, 2011
    90
    It is arresting, but not desperate for your attention like an invalid. Coming down or getting up, Coracle will do the trick.
  2. Mojo
    Dec 22, 2011
    80
    [A] smart and accessible record. [Nov 2011, p.95]
  3. Uncut
    Nov 1, 2011
    80
    Coracle is more about a kind of glittering ambiance, one forged in a liminal space between drone, electronic Krautrock and the heady shoegaze of Ulrich Schnauss. [Nov 2011, p.107]
  4. Oct 26, 2011
    80
    Coracle is by all means not just the sequel to Walls, but its true successor.
  5. 80
    A record whose luminous soundscapes are at once alien yet familiar, adding hazy heartbeat rhythms to their seductive take on ambient masters past and present such as Brian Eno, Harmonia and Tim Hecker.
  6. Oct 21, 2011
    80
    There's more to digest, and WALLS' personality becomes more evident.
  7. Oct 20, 2011
    80
    Coracle is a perfect soundtrack to the hazy, misty-morninged Indian summer we're enjoying. Long may it continue.
  8. Oct 20, 2011
    80
    The scenic route is where it's at--and there is plenty of that to enjoy on this illuminating record.
  9. Oct 20, 2011
    80
    Whether as background music for one's day-to-day or as a receiver of one's full attention, it is truly an enjoyable record that is prepared to fill whatever space is asked of it.
  10. Oct 20, 2011
    70
    ey clearly understand the value of the direct appeal, but on Coracle, the duo has rounded out the pre-manufactured pleasantries of their debut into headier, more substantive approaches to IDM, Chicago house, and nu-kosmische.
  11. Oct 20, 2011
    68
    There's a sharp contrast between the twin peaks of Coracle and the rest of its material, especially when they try to pointlessly channel Spacemen 3 circa "Honey" and shackle that sound to some perfunctory beats on "Ecstatic Truth".
  12. Oct 20, 2011
    60
    It's great that Natalizia and Willis are playing with the boundaries of genre, but the experiments feel overly cautious, leaving the album full of pleasantries and devoid of punch.
  13. Oct 20, 2011
    50
    Ultimately, this album is a useful index to effects and samples you might want to import into Ableton Live at this moment, but not much more than that.

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