You'll Be Safe Forever - Mark Van Hoen
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  • Summary: Mark Van Hoen worked with Louis Sherman's on his first release as Locust in 12 years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 14, 2013
    80
    You’ll Be Safe Forever is a wormhole backward in time. It’s also a timeless reminder of how valuable both Mark Van Hoen and WFMU are to the contemporary music landscape.
  2. May 14, 2013
    80
    You'll Be Safe Forever proceeds in this indeterminate fashion, with Locust maintaining a razor's-edge balance between comforting and disruptive sounds.
  3. May 14, 2013
    70
    The more physical moments are nearly outshone by a set of beat-less ambient pieces that amount to some of Locust's most riveting work.
  4. May 14, 2013
    70
    The result is, yes, another Locust album: ghostly and immersive headphone fodder that offers the option to lie back and tune out, or tune in and dig deep. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.100]
  5. May 14, 2013
    60
    From a purely musical perspective, You’ll Be Safe Forever remains a case of unfulfilled hope: an album that promises a great deal but attenuates halfway, eventually leading the listener down a path that’s disappointingly safe and familiar.
  6. May 30, 2013
    50
    It is not good and and it is not bad. Most of it is just present and accounted for.