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  1. 90
    Labradford continues to make music so quiet and haunting that, like falling leaves, creaking floorboards or the gentle flapping of bird wings, it seems to exist on its own terms... [#50, p.97]
  2. Because no other act really sounds like Labradford, which matches its Ennio Morricone-style melodies and analog synths with a sense of menace missing from most ambient music, it's forgivable that only subtle distinctions differentiate one recording from the next.
  3. It’s quite a feat to create an album that is not only haunting, but uncompromisingly beautiful and utterly serene.
  4. 80
    Fixed Context is a prime example of mutable sound, which is to say, songs that are less about structure than direction.
  5. Simple, subtle, and quite beautiful, the 37-minute album rewards during deep concentration and as use for background.
  6. A short, quiet, and relatively still bit of genius. [#154, p.82]
  7. No great leap forward, but with a sound this distinctive, that's not yet a problem. [#205, p.59]

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