Skimskitta - Mira Calix
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Skimskitta is a beautiful album. It is warm and enveloping. It is full of shadows but flashes with brilliance. It is oblique, yet often familiar. It is intelligent, inventive and inspiring. And it is very hard to put into words.
  2. 80
    An unconventional beauty. [March 2003, p.114]
  3. A fastidiously crafted and appealingly damp hour of digital earthsong. [#229, p.57]
  4. Skimskitta isn't particularly strong or potent, but it's relaxed and smooth enough to induce a very mellow, mild buzz.
  5. 70
    Skimskitta is starkly personal, increasingly hermitic, resulting in only a handful of immediate rewards. [Mar 2003, p.94]
  6. Like label mates Aphex and Autechre, this all amounts to something of a tough listen, though it is tracks like "Sixnot6" and "Distracted2" which really reward the listener willing to wade through the bleak atmospherics.
  7. Mood music in extremis. [Apr 2003, p.110]
  8. This is an ambitious album that aims high but falls short.
  9. An hour of delicately portentous electronics that are not so much haunting as haunted, each sonic element sneaking upon another and spooking it out.
  10. The album’s beauty lies largely in its simplicity, but so too does its weakness.
  11. 50
    Skimskitta's refusal or lack of ability to move beyond sketchy hisses and glitches makes for a too sprawling, too unfocused affair.
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  1. ChisL
    Feb 13, 2005
    8
    Engaging,unusual and beautiful.Sounds different with every listen.