Transverse - Carter Tutti Void
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mar 27, 2012
    90
    Transverse is an exceptionally immersive, expertly captured documentation of a tumultuous performance that has already earned a place in recent history.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    80
    The music is something to behold.
  3. Apr 2, 2012
    80
    A magic carpet of woven steel, Transverse soars up and out, borne aloft on ghostly vocals and sheets of guitar noise.
  4. Mar 29, 2012
    80
    The results should satisfy any post-industrial shaman with warm, slowly developing, and often cavernous synth soundscapes providing the welcoming base.
  5. Mar 26, 2012
    80
    These four tracks--perhaps movements would be a more appropriate term--feel entirely alive, a spontaneous weld of anxious beats, the odd squirl of guitar and distortion, corrupted vocals and deep, chasmic bass.
  6. Mar 26, 2012
    80
    Put simply, this is one of the most exciting live albums to be released in many, many years.
  7. Mar 26, 2012
    80
    Transverse is an exhilarating collection that becomes a new listening experience on every subsequent hearing.
  8. Mar 26, 2012
    80
    In the hands of artists as confident and unflinching as these three, the scope for discovery and growth becomes infinite. The darkest of gems.
  9. Mar 28, 2012
    75
    Like all great live albums (Live at the Apollo, Double Live, After Dark), it will make you eternally thankful that someone had the foresight to hit the record button.
  10. Apr 27, 2012
    60
    Moments of stark beauty do chime or trill within the trio's overall locked-in-the-engine-room sound.
  11. Apr 25, 2012
    60
    This is terrific. [May 2012, p.89]
  12. Mar 26, 2012
    60
    Hardly revelatory, but compelling in its sustained vision. [Apr 2012, p.73]
  13. 60
    The format sustains on subsequent tracks; but despite its apparent concreteness, the music is surprisingly warm.
  14. 60
    There's little warmth other than a palpable meeting of minds of its creators, whose culture of experimental collaboration is only to be lauded.
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  1. May 13, 2012
    6
    Set of four live songs recorded and included on the "Transverse" shows that Carter Tutti Void can surprise listeners of electronic music with new ideas. Compositions such as "V3" and "V4" are a combination of ambient, industrial space music with a strong electronic overtones, accompanied by a characteristic style of shoegaze wall of sound. The whole project is worthy of attention. Full Review »