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  • Summary: Brian Eno and poet Rick Holland return with their second release together. The six-track EP contains songs from the Drums Between Bells recording sessions.
  • Record Label: Warp
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Experimental, Ambient, Avant-Garde, Experimental Ambient, Experimental Electronic, Avant-Garde Music
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 11, 2011
    80
    In all, it represents a beautiful set of ambience from one of the form's masters.
  2. 80
    This music is mysterious and spectral. It's quite unshakeable.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    75
    In Panic of Looking, he keeps speech in the realm of analog, not digital, and still makes it into music.
  4. Dec 8, 2011
    60
    As an EP running at about 16 and a half minutes, Panic of Looking's brevity acts as a drawback; just as you're beginning to really soak it in, the EP suddenly reaches its conclusion.
  5. Nov 11, 2011
    59
    If all of this sounds more geared toward Eno completists and poetry fans than the general listener, that's about right.
  6. Jan 6, 2012
    50
    This EP still feels like a small plate of leftovers from a meal that promised more than it delivered, as though Wolfgang Puck was on the can, not in the kitchen.
  7. Nov 11, 2011
    40
    Yes these notes may occasionally be pretty, and delicate, but for that kind of money you expect something spectacular and groundbreaking, something either heart-wrenching or extravagantly euphoric. What you really have is a record with all the spirit of Microsoft Excel.

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