Liminal

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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the trio of DJ Adam Freeland, Steve Nalepa, and Ry X features sounds and influences from bass, field recordings, rock, and pop music.
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  1. 80
    [A] strange and compelling work.
  2. Dec 3, 2014
    80
    There’s something about a true marriage of club-ready electronic treatments, front-facing vocals, and acoustic textures that makes Liminal immediately accessible to wide audience, constantly searching for that genre-less sound.
  3. The descent into indie R&B anaemia on 'Animal' is less exciting, but otherwise, drenched in field recordings of whisked eggs and jangling bracelets, this album is an imaginative and accessible bout of boundary-crushing.
  4. Jul 8, 2014
    80
    Where The Acid surpass their peers is with the sheer emotional depth layered into each track.
  5. Jul 14, 2014
    80
    In theory, balance and restraint aren't the most exciting virtues for an album to possess, but in practice, Liminal's subtlety is confident and dynamic.
  6. Jul 25, 2014
    67
    While Liminal is a testament to the Acid’s breadth of vision and production prowess--seamlessly incorporating everything from subterranean techno and avant-R&B to proggy sci-fi soundscapes and sad-bastard bedroom folk--its uniformly predictable pacing, with every song painstakingly built up from a pause to a pulse, grows wearing over a 51-minute stretch.
  7. Q Magazine
    Jul 8, 2014
    60
    A strange dream state, then, with not a smiley or glow-stick to be seen. [Jul 2014, p.100]
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