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  • Summary: The latest release for the composer features Buchla synthesizers, more vocals and woodwinds from Rob Frye of Bitchin Bajas.
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  • Record Label: Western Vinyl Records
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic
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  1. Apr 13, 2016
    82
    On EARS, Smith emerges as a novel, naturalistic and, yes, pop-savvy voice wielding an instrument known for esoteric experimentalism.
  2. Apr 12, 2016
    80
    Focused without sounding rigid or confined, Ears is imaginative and alive.
  3. Apr 12, 2016
    80
    For a technically sophisticated record that doesn’t have a great deal of dynamic range, EARS has a surprisingly strong emotional tug.
  4. Uncut
    Apr 12, 2016
    80
    A modern new-age gem. [May 2016, p.79]
  5. Apr 18, 2016
    80
    A magnificent aural topography of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s inspired imagination.
  6. Apr 22, 2016
    80
    Smith creates wide-eyed compositions with textures that cascade over one another, capturing the vast celestial wonder of synthesized sound.
  7. May 6, 2016
    70
    The music feels less homogeneous, perhaps slightly more erratic, than on Euclid, but still with the overall feeling of beauty and future-looking exploration.

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