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  • Summary: The box set contains three vinyl LPs featuring sounds made from an Italian drawbar organ and a CD with an hour of experimental electronic music featuring Vengeance Tenfold.
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  1. Dec 10, 2012
    100
    It's a brilliant exploration of the inevitable interaction between sound, the passing of time and the active process of listening.
  2. Jul 25, 2012
    90
    What Shackleton has done with this mammoth album is create a full-bodied, visceral experience that meditates on the nature of the essence of a sound in a time and the space of time in which it appears, and the narration only presents the voice as the confrontation with time.
  3. 90
    Continuing to mystify audiences with ethereal, oft-experimental electronic music, Shackleton delivers one of the finest jewels of 2012.
  4. The set might get a little long in the tooth, even in its individual parts, but on both parts Shackleton is treading fresh ground in a whole different solar system than the rest of dance music and all its various eccentrics.
  5. 80
    It's not without faults, but overall it's a undoubtedly a very welcome gift.
  6. Jun 21, 2012
    80
    Drawbar Organ / Quiet Hour takes that fascination [with dub] and grinds it in the back molars, spitting out something lumpy, infirm, and wonderfully transformed.
  7. Jul 24, 2012
    80
    Ultimately, these elements mostly serve to contextualize some beautifully conceived programmed music within an edgier club culture. [Jul 2012, p.62]

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