Mad Love - Cheval Sombre
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  • Summary: Pete Kember returns as producer on Christopher Porpora's album based on letters from an schizophrenic to her husband while she was in a German asylum.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 29, 2012
    80
    Porpora has managed an album that is at points a tiny bit distressing, yet it offers sweet refuge from the uneasiness he himself creates.
  2. Nov 29, 2012
    80
    Everything feels just that much more "on", for lack of a better term, with more focus and individuality.
  3. Nov 29, 2012
    80
    A continually evolving amalgam of influences and sonic oddities, it slowly creeps into the subconscious, unsettling and calming as it works its magic.
  4. Nov 29, 2012
    80
    Although Kember's trademark floaty production sound is omnipresent at the forefront throughout, its Porpora's disconsolate vocal performance that steals the show.
  5. Nov 29, 2012
    60
    It rarely rises above a sloth-like pace. [Dec 2012, p.86]
  6. Dec 11, 2012
    60
    A rather lovely bedtime listen. [Jan 2013, p.101]
  7. 60
    Definitely a beautiful album but its hopelessness is never-ending, like a friend telling you their relationship troubles for hours and hours.