Surrender to the Fantasy

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  • Summary: The first release in four years for the Connecticut-based trio of Elisa Ambrogio, Pete Nolan, and John Shaw.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Feb 14, 2014
    It’s hard to know at first what to make of a record that take such a pronounced left turn after it’s seemingly established itself, but as in music as in more obviously narrative arts like television, some of the richest rewards can be found in those turns.
  2. Uncut
    Dec 6, 2013
    They're the true inheritors of the psychic disconnect and crude abstraction that marks out those early Royal Trux albums: less Stones, more stoned. [Jan 2014, p.75]
  3. Dec 30, 2013
    Luckily, the balance of ideas and effort that run throughout Surrender show a band back in top form after long spell off, perhaps the best of their decade plus existence.
  4. 70
    On Magik Markers’ latest, Surrender to the Fantasy, the rough edges are further sanded down, the songs revealing interest in a diverse set of genre signposts.
  5. 70
    Surrender to the Fantasy is undoubtedly good, but occasionally falls short of its potential.
  6. Dec 5, 2013
    Surrender To The Fantasy is a reminder that Magik Markers is sort of an absurdist band at heart, willing to moon their audience and then have an intellectual conversation about it.
  7. The Wire
    Dec 11, 2013
    Surrender To The Fantasy showcases the latest stage yet of their oddly trad transformation, the unkempt electric savagery of their past domesticated to the point of extinction. [Nov 2013, p.56]

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