Soft Opening - Pearl Necklace
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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Brooklyn electronic duo of Bryce Hackford and Frank Lyon .
  • Record Label: Smalltown Supersound
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Techno, Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Minimal Techno
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 29, 2013
    70
    Pearl Necklace seem to be honing their edge, not losing it. [May 2013, p.75]
  2. Mar 7, 2013
    70
    As it stands, the album lives up to its name, offering a low-key but promising introduction to the duo's music.
  3. Mar 7, 2013
    70
    Most of these tracks feel like they would evaporate instantaneously if they tried to leave the house, let alone take their place in any public space. As a debut collection of electronic oddities, it works just fine, though.
  4. Mar 7, 2013
    56
    Soft Opening maintains a sort of oddball consistency in this regard, but is ultimately so aimless, messy, and at times beyond tedious, it hardly matters how many hands were in its pot.
  5. 50
    What Hackford and Lyon really need is a plot, a purpose, a driving force, and an end goal. Without those things, Soft Openings gets lost and doesn’t quite know how to make its way back.