The Crossing

  • Record Label: Daptone
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2012

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Nov 15, 2012
    All in all, it's the sound of a bunch of musicians from the top of the game performing at the top of their game. Ruthlessly tight, deeply soulful with tunes to keep you riveted to your stereo until deep into the night.
  2. Mojo
    Dec 17, 2012
    It makes for a spiritual and mind-stretching experience one minute, woozy and disorienting the next. [Jan 2013, p.100]
  3. Nov 1, 2012
    The band cultivates a rich collection of emotionally complex instrumental soul, with precise musicianship meeting inspired production and a deeply studied obsession with the often sampled and less often acknowledged obscure geniuses of soul music.
  4. Oct 31, 2012
    Thomas Brenneck has crafted ten seamlessly funky and beautifully played and arranged instrumental tracks in search of a film.
  5. 80
    Though the music on The Crossing was recorded over a span of two years, there is a consistency throughout that is representative of a collaboration that comes from musicians truly in tune with each others' creative instincts.
  6. Oct 31, 2012
    There is a military-like level of discipline that hides remarkable and dangerous power beneath this music's shiny, funky surface.
  7. Oct 31, 2012
    While there's no outright showstopper like "Make the Road By Walking," The Crossing manages to phrasally reference the lightning-strike horn crescendoes that gave that single its timeless resonance.
  8. Uncut
    Dec 11, 2012
    It's certainly cinematic, and there are nods to Morricone. [Jan 2013, p.79]
  9. Magnet
    Jan 4, 2013
    A set of soul instrumentals that wouldn't sound out of place on a late-'60s/early-'70s blaxploitation soundtrack. [No. 94, p.57]

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