The Visitor

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  • Summary: The instrumental album is the first major release in over eight years for the Japan-based artist.
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  1. These 38 meticulously prepared minutes offer dozens of memorable moments. They just demand that you listen.
  2. The Visitor seems especially appropriate in this age of additive excess. It’s less a demonstration of O’Rourke’s ego than of his conceptual vision, which has always been relayed with an innate sense of purpose--a rarity these days.
  3. I’ve not listened to any other album from 2009 quite so much, or quite so closely, a reflection not only of the exacting single-mindedness of O’Rourke’s vision, but also of The Visitor‘s loveliness.
  4. Mojo
    60
    The Visitor is curiously passionless and on occassion, too closely tied to its background music references to get excited about. [Nov 2009, p.102]
  5. Q Magazine
    60
    Thirty-one minutes in there's almost a tune, but mostly this happily meanders like a horse grazing a path to nowhere in particular. [Oct 2009, p. 115]
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