Kesto (234.48:4)

  • Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: May 18, 2004
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8

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  1. RJBBeeswax
    Sep 20, 2004
    9
    Incredible! (just like "that's incredible!")
  2. JeonidRan
    May 9, 2009
    9
    Incredibly powerful and intense work. Dauntless masterpiece!!
  3. davids
    Nov 25, 2005
    10
    Simply perfect. The first and second discs are violent, but the third one is perfect nordic ambient.
  4. richc
    Dec 17, 2004
    10
    sonic shards seriously slapping souls sometimes sane somewhere specific solvent.............
  5. May 17, 2013
    8
    What we have is basically four albums in one. You can read more about the ideas behind the album on wikipedia. My review: CD1 is made up with "hars", powerful track that are heavy on bass, and rather "aggressive". For me it was sometimes headache inducing (thought I do not mean it was bad, but you need to be in the right mindset to enjoy this). CD2 is less aggressive and more "electronic"What we have is basically four albums in one. You can read more about the ideas behind the album on wikipedia. My review: CD1 is made up with "hars", powerful track that are heavy on bass, and rather "aggressive". For me it was sometimes headache inducing (thought I do not mean it was bad, but you need to be in the right mindset to enjoy this). CD2 is less aggressive and more "electronic" sounding (synthesizer is more prominent here for example), though still heavy on bass. CD3: Musique concrète that is. This is mostly electroacoustic music. I like the experimental side to it. CD4 is a relaxing 60 min. long ambient/drone tack, which I liked a lot. Summary: CD1: 72% CD2: 83% CD3:88% CD4: 83% OVERALL: 81,5% which is ...8... in metascore. This is a long and interesting album. Definitely worth listening! PS.: I like the cover art...… Expand
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Everything here is in its right place, making Kesto (234.48:4) perhaps the only Pan Sonic album you'd ever need to own, for every style of music the group has ever recorded is presented at length and it's all produced as masterfully as ever.
  2. Q Magazine
    70
    Once you've bequeathed them your synapses, the rewards are great. [Aug 2004, p.116]
  3. Urb
    60
    While Kesto's sweeping scope is impressive, this long-player is best reserved for cold winter evenings and late-night introspection. [Jul/Aug 2004, p.126]