Small Craft On A Milk Sea

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2010

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
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  1. Nov 15, 2010
    There's no doubting that sounds are placed together, weaved and treated expertly and Small Craft On A Milk Sea can, save its more aggressive moments, flow over and around you therapeutically.
  2. Nov 11, 2010
    The likes of Emerald and Lime and the similarly named Emerald and Stone are trademark Eno, and lovely: music as thought-provoking, soothing balm.
  3. Nov 8, 2010
    The album may lack consistency, but it isn't short on order, each track bearing some indelible marker of Eno's touch.
  4. Q Magazine
    Nov 4, 2010
    With assistance from fellow electronicists and past creative foils Leo Abrahams and Jon Hopkins, this translates as otherworldly synthetic miniatures, rhythmic techno tension-builders and, on Forms Of Anger, a sudden rush of motorik rock menace. [Dec. 2010, p. 109]
  5. Nov 2, 2010
    Eno's true strength has always been in his ability to constantly create, to constantly make good noise. Small Craft on a Milk Sea finds him doing exactly that, and the results are at worst incredibly listenable, and at best utterly invigorating.
  6. Nov 1, 2010
    The real triumphs come when beats make unexpected appearances, bringing to mind the left-field electronic music that his new label, Warp, was once revered for. Makes you wonder what Eno would come up with if he ventured into techno.
  7. Jan 3, 2011
    Music is meditation for Brian Eno, so it's fitting that portions of Small Craft on a Milk Sea – a collaboration with guitarist Leo Abrahams and pianist Jon Hopkins – sound like they're circulating air at a day spa.
  8. Nov 1, 2010
    It's the kind of hair-raising music that one wishes occurred more frequently on this overly subdued collection.
  9. The Wire
    Mar 1, 2011
    This may be the first solo Eno work that is entirely without interest. It is bafflingly below par. [Dec 2010, p.45]
  10. Dec 23, 2010
    The most interesting tracks on this album sound like music for the great Pier 1 Imports in the sky, suggesting an infinity of pure, terrifying stasis.
  11. Nov 1, 2010
    Small Craft is an attempt to puncture that bubble, but doesn't quite do it; but, hopefully, if Eno's focus is still there, the next one should. I'm at least optimistic that it will.

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