Dalmak - Esmerine
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  • Summary: Jamie Thompson and Brian Sanderson join the chamber rock group led by Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Bruce Cawdron and Thee Silver Mount Zion's Rebecca Foon for the band's first release in six years.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 24, 2013
    80
    A gorgeous and moving album. [Oct 2013, p.86]
  2. Sep 24, 2013
    80
    The vocals retain the Eastern feel that pervades much of the album, but there’s more space here than elsewhere on Dalmak. There’s no bustling cities or wild parties spiralling out of control; instead it’s far more peaceful and elegant.
  3. 75
    They’ve made a cracking collection of songs on Dalmak that are immersive and highly visual--even without lyrics, the four-piece are adept at weaving tabula rasa backings on which vivid imaginations are free to roam and gallop like free-range chickens.
  4. Sep 24, 2013
    60
    While the concept is admirable and ultimately quite touching, its forays into disorientation, uncertainty and exoticism can make for a rather patchy album.