Kairos

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  • Summary: On Casey Deniel and Shawn Creeden's second full-length album, the duo moves away from the jazzy pop of 2008's "Phylactery Factory" with more shades of down-tempo electronica.
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  1. 90
    A transportive offering in a record full of them--strangely relatable, hauntingly beautiful and in the truest sense, exquisite.
  2. Casey Dienel and partner Shawn Creeden have created something that has a sense of the familiar yet also a simultaneous feeling of fresh investigation, a record with frequent moments of measured and finely balanced beauty but also a restive application of shifting textures to create a nuanced patchwork of sounds that keep their piquant flavour with repetitive listening.
  3. 80
    Casey and collaborator Shawn Creeden deliver a bold album that eschews their previous organic approach in favour of a more electronic direction. The effect is intoxicating. [Apr 2010, p.92]
  4. As languid as the whole affair is, it’s hardly sleepy, as Dienel can switch from pixie crooner (“Moon Jam”) to sweet soul sister (“Begin Again”) at the flip of a switch, resulting in a collection of bedroom songs that not only engage upon first listen, but beg to played throughout the rest of the house, as well.
  5. Kairos represents a bold step for Dienel and White Hinterland, a re-imagining of the music-making process and an example of musical experimentation and evolution.
  6. As with the band’s previous full-length, Kairos never fails to be listenable.
  7. Kairos is not an album completely devoid of charm. The R&B influence gives the songs a weight they might otherwise lack.

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  1. Nov 3, 2010
    10
    I love White Hinterland and this album is perfect. A great improvement over their past work and I hope she keeps performing this way in futureI love White Hinterland and this album is perfect. A great improvement over their past work and I hope she keeps performing this way in future projects. Love the sounds and the emotions this album invokes. A must listen to almost anyone that loves beautiful and yet a bit dark music. Expand

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