Soft Fall


Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Nov 27, 2012
    They manage to avoid toppling over on themselves, due to support from three instrumental pieces: "Activity 1-3," whose tasteful cinematic touches buttress much of the material.
  2. Magnet
    Oct 10, 2012
    The album's first half explores the same musical territories as Nocturne--the chiming euphony of a hundred things happening at once, the guileless melodic patterns that wander up the scale and back--but it does so in lifted fog. [No. 92, p.59]
  3. 75
    Glossy and palatable, but also decidedly sophisticated.
  4. Oct 3, 2012
    Sun Airway conducts Soft Fall with a unique command, never straying from its drifting atmosphere even as it continually delivers a batch of catchy, highly replayable songs.
  5. Oct 3, 2012
    Soft Fall just works, whether as a dazzling display of sumptuous synthetic ambience, rich, romantic pop, and quite a few points in between.
  6. Oct 2, 2012
    Sun Airway may be losing some of its psychedelic characteristics that attracted many of its original fans, but the new sounds allow its lyrical creativity and musical experimentation to grow without confinement.
  7. Oct 2, 2012
    He's combined a sparkly and woozy aesthetic with killer melodies to create a cohesive and fun winning formula.
  8. Oct 2, 2012
    While this is a remarkably process-oriented album, Soft Fall is also some of Barthmus' most engaging work, especially on the tracks where tight song structures give form and contrast to his grandiose tendencies.
  9. Oct 2, 2012
    The electronic-pop of Jon Barthmus once again brings together the upbeat pop and whimsical electronic orchestration that made Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier such a dynamic debut.

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