Fantasy - Lightning Dust
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  • Summary: This is the third full-length release for the side project for Black Mountain band members Amber Webber and Josh Wells.
  • Record Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Folk, Space Rock
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
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  1. Jul 12, 2013
    80
    If the songs on the first half of Fantasy trigger the chemicals in your brain, the captivating tracks that comprise the second half implore you to submit to them completely.
  2. Jun 26, 2013
    80
    Lightning Dust finally sound like what the scientific matter of something called “lightning dust” should sound like: a lull after a thunder clap, a sharp beam of light, something that sprinkles down after the heated rush, something organically beautiful. And in its beauty, it hurts.
  3. Jul 2, 2013
    80
    Both the pleasure and frustration of Lightning Dust’s first two albums derived from how scattershot the songs were. Brooding and despondent one moment, they would suddenly spike in tempo and mood the next. Maybe that’s why Fantasy, the third release from the Vancouver indie-rock duo of Amber Webber and Josh Wells, is so satisfying as a whole
  4. Jun 24, 2013
    70
    At times Lightning Dust produce some sublime moments on Fantasy but there are too few of these to warrant repetitive plays of the album as a whole.
  5. Jun 26, 2013
    70
    Fantasy is Lightning Dust's most consistent and cohesive effort to date, and is dreamy enough to live up to its otherworldly title.
  6. Aug 13, 2013
    60
    A sound that lies somewhere in between early Beach House and breezy, ambient techno. [Sep 2013, p.96]
  7. Jun 24, 2013
    50
    Experimenting with a change of direction for your third record is understandable, but drifting so far away from the qualities that made your sound so individual? That's a little harder to forgive. [Jun-Jul 2013, p.88]

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