Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 1, 2011
    90
    This is crystalline and intoxicating: an album to return to repeatedly for inspiration. [Feb 2011, p.48]
  2. Apr 6, 2011
    80
    Uneasy listening at its ghost-in-the-machine best. [Apr 2011, p.104]
  3. Feb 17, 2011
    80
    Unique: rarely meant, but here the only possible description for the sounds these four remarkable players emit.
  4. Feb 17, 2011
    80
    En Form for Bla feels of its own space and location rather than simply an addendum.
  5. This is meditative, spacious, profoundly dark music, evidently haunted by Miles Davis's early-1970s excursions into free electronica, as well as the wolves of the Nordic imagination.
  6. Feb 17, 2011
    70
    En Form For Bla is a record where it's tempting and possible to zone out of and forget that you're even listening, let alone any specifics of sound.
  7. Mar 24, 2011
    60
    While there are moments where En Form for Bla (named for the Oslo club where it was recorded) rolls right over you like a rogue wave, more often it sounds like the main action was situated a couple rooms away from the microphones.
  8. Feb 18, 2011
    60
    Abstract, but curiously engaging. [Mar 2011, p.83]

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