Ways of Meaning - Kyle Bobby Dunn
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  • Summary: The latest album for the ambient drone artist from Canada was recorded in Brooklyn.
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  1. It's another dose of what Dunn seems to be becoming a modern master of, while carefully trying out new textures.
  2. Jun 20, 2011
    71
    Ways of Meaning is drone music with a light touch and the gravity turned off.
  3. Jun 20, 2011
    70
    That hint of edge, of literal weight, adds to the collage of tones on a piece like "Canyon Meadows" or acts as an undertow on the flow of "New Pures," helping to transform that feeling of contemplation while not actually crushing it in any sense.
  4. Jun 20, 2011
    70
    There can never be too much of this kind of music--so there's a built-in safety in Ways of Meaning for Dunn as an artist and for its listeners. It's automatically successful if you take it up on its own terms, but I get the feeling Dunn is inching his way toward something that elicits a more nuanced response.