Where Shine New Lights - Tara Jane O'Neil
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  • Summary: The seventh solo release for the former Rodan bassist is her first on the Kranky label.
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  1. Jan 27, 2014
    80
    The album is like a gentle, sometimes terrifying solitary journey, a walk through foggy terrain with no absolute destination in mind, but one that takes the listener to places of new questions and different possibilities every time.
  2. Jan 30, 2014
    80
    Where Shine New Lights doesn't radically deviate from TJO's design concept, but it does favour a more minimal feng shui. [Feb 2014, p.51]
  3. Jan 30, 2014
    80
    [The songs are] skeletal, bittersweet and exquisitely quiet--open enough to make the most of what her cohorts could offer, firm enough to have a semi-personal punch.
  4. Jan 24, 2014
    79
    O'Neil's certainly made her share of enrapturing, enveloping music. But I'm not sure she's ever made one quite as transportive--or, for that matter, as alive--as Where Shine New Lights.
  5. 75
    Each tone, note, or scrape here seems deliberate and purposeful without ever feeling overly controlled.
  6. 70
    There are runs of tunes that are almost entirely textural, which might be part of the reason it’s so easy to drift into, but are not really ones you’d chuck on a playlist.
  7. Jan 24, 2014
    60
    Little is overstated, but Low fans will find much to love in "New Lights For A Sky." [Feb 2014, p.80]

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