- Summary: The third full-length release for the collaboration between Eluvium's Matthew Cooper and Explosions in the Sky's Mark T. Smith is their first since 2015's Maze Of Woods.
- Record Label: Temporary Residence
- Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Post-Rock, Experimental Ambient
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Positive: 5 out of 5
Mixed: 0 out of 5
Negative: 0 out of 5
Jun 3, 2020A nice surprise in a year full of unpleasant ones. It’s also one of the best experimental releases of 2020 so far. Continuous Portrait doesn’t depart dramatically from the lively ambient sweet spot of Inventions’ previous work, but it does expand the duo’s sound to make deeper use of one element usually absent from Explosions in the Sky: the human voice.
Jun 3, 2020You don’t get the sense that either over-rides the other in terms of input, and this project allows them to fully immerse themselves in the creation of sounds and musical structures that do not lean on the output of their other projects. There is a range of emotions and musical textures present on this album and it feels like quite a ride by the end.
Jun 3, 2020There's a charming looseness to the album; while never abrasive, the samples sometimes clash with each other a bit, and it all has the feeling of a cut-and-paste collage, sounding far less refined than Eluvium or Explosions' dramatic, labored-over epics. ... The album is a poignant, playful collection of future memories.
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