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  • Summary: This is the first Sonic Boom album since 1990 album Spectrum for Spacemen 3's Peter Kember.
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  • Record Label: Carpark Records
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
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  1. Jul 6, 2020
    90
    For an album so grounded in electronics, it sounds remarkably organic. Perhaps it’s the lyrical intent, or the fact that Kember’s been cultivating its growth over some time, but the record’s connection to the earth is unmistakable. In making his grand statement, Pete Kember has succeeded in creating his magnum opus and an album for the ages.
  2. Jun 5, 2020
    85
    All things being equal, this is arguably Pete Kember’s finest body of work since Spacemen 3.
  3. Uncut
    Jun 5, 2020
    80
    He has clearly been galvanised creatively. What an excellent record. [Jul 2020, p.37]
  4. Jun 5, 2020
    80
    Overall, it's a lovely return to the scene for Sonic Boom that finds him in full control of his vision and making music that stands proudly next to the best work he made in his so-called glory days in the 1990s.
  5. Mojo
    Jun 5, 2020
    80
    Urgent, retro-futurist and profoundly absorbing. [Jul 2020, p.84]
  6. The Wire
    Jun 11, 2020
    80
    Where Spectrum was full of empty (head) space, All Things Being Equal is flooded with warm, luxuriant modular texture, across its bandwidth. [Jun 2020, p.56]
  7. Jun 9, 2020
    77
    It’s both solipsistic and psychedelic, urging listeners to travel into their own depths and welcome the joy and despair they might find there.

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