Human Bell - Human Bell
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the side project of David Heumann, lead singer of Arboretum and Lungfish's bass player Nathan Bell.
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  1. 82
    The final product does its players incredible justice, as each pluck and stoke resonates to a chilling effect. [Winter 2008, p.100]
  2. This is a wonderful album, easily as good, though perhaps less immediately accessible, than last year’s "Rites of Uncovering."
  3. It’s post-rock burning its beret, Americana for the post-apocalypse.
  4. It sounds counterintuitive, but the unconventional nature of Human Bell is the very thing that holds it back.
  5. It feels neither like redemption nor realization; rather, it's just a reminder that--for the past 45 minutes--you've been sitting alone in a room with stable gases. Nothing has changed.
  6. Although the guitar sounds are very pretty and sublime it’s tough to listen to an album where the songs follow the same exact boring formula.
  7. 40
    it's full of lovely moments, but it nees more edge to keep you from snoozing. [Apr 2008, p.91]

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