Soft Fall

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  • Summary: Jon Barthmus worked both at home and in the studio with David Wrench for his second indie pop release.
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  1. Oct 2, 2012
    He's combined a sparkly and woozy aesthetic with killer melodies to create a cohesive and fun winning formula.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  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
    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.
  7. Oct 15, 2012
    Good rather than great, and enjoyable if rarely fully captivating, what's clear is that Barthmus has a talent both as a producer, arranger and writer that could well pay dividends a couple of records down the line.

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