Orcas

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    80
    The preponderance of the material here creates its own world, on its own terms, and beckons you to go inside. And you will.
  2. Apr 25, 2012
    80
    Orcas provides much to engage fans of both Irisarri and Pioulard, as well as lovers of languid, abstracted pop song craft.
  3. Apr 24, 2012
    80
    Orcas at first seems nondescript (and as such works well as background music, if your foreground is, let's say, a wintry gazebo), but it's an album one 'finds' after repeated close listens.
  4. Apr 25, 2012
    78
    Orcas find a space that floats between velvet vocals and Pioulard's field recordings in a time frozen between dreams and a reality beautifully faded by the sun.
  5. Apr 24, 2012
    77
    Meluch and Irisarri have crafted a genuine, coherent album that conjures immense shadows and immense depths worthy of its namesake.
  6. 70
    Orcas, stays in the same zone [gauzy ambient folk], but edges closer to the sublime and harrowing atmospheres more associated with Irisarri.
  7. Apr 24, 2012
    70
    Undeniably beautiful. Aloof, abstract and elegant, it melds ambient expanse with pop form to idyllic, if unassuming effect.
  8. Apr 24, 2012
    70
    An enjoyable creation that, despite its clear roots, has its own logic and general aesthetic.

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