Far Side Virtual - James Ferraro
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  • Summary: The sounds of an electronic device-driven world are the influences on Ferraro's first full-length release on the Hippos in Tanks label.
  • Record Label: Hippos in Tanks
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 6, 2011
    80
    Far Side Virtual is a convincing evocation of the digital dreamtime. [Nov 2011, p.58]
  2. Nov 28, 2011
    77
    In essence, Ferraro has crafted a noiseless noise record.
  3. Nov 28, 2011
    76
    Such dedication to an aesthetic means Far Side Virtual gets a little tedious: It's 16 songs that aren't all that catchy but aren't exactly ambient either.
  4. Nov 28, 2011
    70
    There are certainly active emotions fuelling the themes laid out on this album, and I daresay you could identify fragments of meta-commentary. It's just that you need to take most of it on good faith.
  5. Nov 28, 2011
    70
    Plug in and turn on, baby, surrender to its augmented charms.
  6. Nov 28, 2011
    70
    Besides adhering to his familiar sonic longings and rather than dampening the message, Far Side Virtual succeeds in exciting the collective memory of that generation now so conjoined to its technological appendages.
  7. Nov 28, 2011
    60
    On Far Side Virtual, he makes a glowing, glossy album out of everyday digital detritus.