Peer Amid


Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. Mar 8, 2011
    Peer Amid is the ultimate soundtrack for fighting your way to enlightenment.
  2. Alternative Press
    Mar 8, 2011
    He's a poetic if not somewhat mad genius on his own, but Peer Amid makes it clear Higgs is at his best pacing the prow of mighty musical vessel. [Mar 2011, p.99]
  3. Mar 8, 2011
    The sound is physically propulsive, enveloping and mildly psychoactive. The beat pounds hard on the most lizardly parts of the brain, bringing a catharsis, a sheer rush of physicality.
  4. Mar 8, 2011
    The hyperactive channel surfing of most punk music is here eschewed in favor of rumination on individual sounds, hypnotic repetition having more in common, perhaps, with ambient or noise than conventional rock. And like the best of those other genres, the album is finely scoped to just these eight complimentary, textural songs.
  5. Mar 8, 2011
    Playing for the first time with Higgs--who's spent the last seven years on spoken word, jew's harp improvisations, and other unclassifiables--they've delivered their strongest work so far.
  6. Under The Radar
    Mar 9, 2011
    Sweden's The Skull Defekts create a glorious sonic racket on their fine second LP. At times, listening to the record is akin to having serious dental work done without anesthesia. [Feb 2011, p.73]
  7. Uncut
    Mar 8, 2011
    They've been an oddly schizophrenic beast, vacillating between sparse dronescapes and percussive rock jams conducted with primitive intensity. Peer Amid sits in the latter camp, although it constitutes both a sharpening offocus and a step up in ambition. [Feb 2011, p.99]
  8. Mar 8, 2011
    Their live performances are largely improvised around one riff per song, which could make for an interesting show--but on this record, it gets old fast.

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