Elemental Themes - Chrome Canyon
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Oct 23, 2012
    80
    An epic, in no way ironic record whose tart electronic tones belie its emotional warmth and musicality. [Nov 2012, p.90]
  2. No matter who else we see in his work, this record stands on its own in terms of how it plays for the listener.
  3. Oct 23, 2012
    75
    Elemental Themes borrows sounds and ideas from the sci-fi soundtracks of yesteryear but gives them an organic heart.
  4. Oct 23, 2012
    75
    Elemental Themes is a great movie soundtrack--the film just doesn't exist yet.
  5. Dec 7, 2012
    70
    Once again, probably not a highly sought-after sound, but then again, when an album is this well put together, who really cares?
  6. Oct 23, 2012
    63
    It makes sense that, at almost an hour, it wants to make good on fulfilling its feature-length ambitions, though even the most devout midnight movie synth-pop fans will still find it a bit much.
  7. Oct 26, 2012
    60
    "Pluze" and "Branches" resemble Air in their languid electro-revisioning of jazz-funk and prog, while the title track pulls back sparkling synths for a noble and histrionic sax break. [Dec 2012, p.68]
  8. Nov 12, 2012
    50
    It doesn't know what it wants to be--which is part of its weakness.

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