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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the London-based duo of Rachel Horwood and Nick Carlisle was recorded over two years.
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  1. The Wire
    Jun 24, 2019
    80
    Real world concerns – motherhood, self-growth, the responsibilities of adult life – are transformed into brightly synthesised fantasias. ... For a small scale project, Bamboo’s vision of pop feels pristine, a little utopia realised. [Jul 2019, p.57]
  2. Jun 24, 2019
    70
    The production throughout Daughters of the Sky seamlessly melds mallet percussion, trippy effects, and enticing synth textures, maintaining an atmosphere that's both organic and otherworldly. A handful of somewhat darker instrumental interludes are present, but there's still a cautious sense of determination to them.
  3. Uncut
    Jun 24, 2019
    70
    Daughters mixes history, fable and philosophical thought, with vocalist Horwood switching between euphoric and mournfully reflective. [Jul 2019, p.24]
  4. Jun 24, 2019
    60
    While still evoking a sense of auditory adventure on tracks such as The Deku Tree or instrumental interlude Off World Colony, this more sedate middle section can feel slightly too mid-tempo. Despite this, the duo's sonic voyages make it worthwhile to sink into Bamboo’s realm.