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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the collaboration between n Yves Jarvis and Tasseomancy's Romy Lightman was recorded in two weeks.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  1. The Wire
    Jul 28, 2021
    Banned is brimming with great ideas and fascinating sound – moments of gorgeous melodicism and soulful playing, all dressed in vivid sonic poetry. Lightman and Jarvis’s voices blend, stack and play off each other beautifully. [Aug 2021, p.58]
  2. Jul 26, 2021
    Some of its improvisations feel more impenetrable than others. But the album's unpredictable nature gives it some of its finest moments.
  3. Jul 26, 2021
    Banned is stronger when the pair sound more invested, when the songs feel more composed and can unspool without as many distractions.
  4. Jul 26, 2021
    Banned’s air of experimentation mixed with the artists’ ardent eccentricities fails to materialize into much worth noting.
  5. Jul 26, 2021
    Frustratingly uneven album: hang in there, ride out the bumpy passages, and something lovely is likely to happen; until those moments pop up, expect to have your patience tested.