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  • Summary: The fourth full-length solo studio release for Mountains' Koen Holtkamp includes a disc of music that were first released on vinyl.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 7, 2014
    80
    Motion uses some new approaches, but ultimately it fits in just fine as another solid entry in a rich and rewarding body of work.
  2. Mar 31, 2014
    80
    Motion represents something different, with its first three tracks being composed and realized from the ground up in the recording studio, seeing Holtkamp move away from some of the live looping and sample-based composition of previous work.
  3. Mar 31, 2014
    80
    It shows that regardless of environment, aesthetic and personnel, Holtkamp is as capable as ever of making quietly unassumingly transporting music.
  4. Mar 31, 2014
    80
    Motion files nicely alongside Fripp & Eno, or Klaus Schulze, a set of rippling, drowsy circuitry, laminated with silvery guitar drones. [Apr 2014, p.76]
  5. Mar 31, 2014
    70
    Overall, Holtkamp's constant push into uncharted territory on Motion – Connected Works is highly respectable and a new step forward for him, but its length and fatiguing, aggressive timbre hold it back from being his most pleasurable release to date.
  6. Mar 31, 2014
    70
    Mountains and Holtkamp have been around long enough that it’s hard not to have some expectations coming into a new record, and yet here Holtkamp subverts them just enough.
  7. Apr 23, 2014
    60
    There's nothing here to suggest Holtkamp should think about giving up his day job anytime soon. [May 2014, p.111]