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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Houston trio features a dub version of its 2018's Con Todo El Mundo.
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  • Record Label: Dead Oceans
  • Genre(s): R&B, Reggae, Dub, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Instrumental Rock, R&B Instrumental, Deep Funk Revival
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  1. Jul 19, 2019
    80
    Essentially, if you loved Con Todo El Mundo, you'll like Hasta El Cielo for a lazier day. If you hoped for another groundbreaking record, though, you'll need to be patient for a little longer. Luckily, you now have the perfect soundtrack to make any wait a little more bearable.
  2. Jul 12, 2019
    80
    In rethinking them together, this just might be the band’s most unified piece of work. The ability to harness such rich diversity in sound is what makes this band stand out.
  3. Q Magazine
    Jul 12, 2019
    80
    [The] dub deconstruction of second LP Con Todo El Mundo illustrates the trio's virtuosity at sculpting pleasingly languorous, stripped-down soundscapes. [Aug 2019, p.113]
  4. Jul 12, 2019
    70
    A Khruangbin dub record isn't particularly Earth-shattering, especially when dub was already so present in their music. But it's an opportunity for the band to really show off their strengths and further establish what makes them unique.
  5. Uncut
    Jul 18, 2019
    70
    A return trip worth taking. [Sep 2019, p.29]
  6. Jul 15, 2019
    63
    The strongest cuts on Con Todo El Mundo are also the standouts on Hasta El Cielo, where they’re run through the usual dub effects: echo, flange, drop-outs, and more.
  7. Jul 12, 2019
    60
    The band surely meant for this to be a stopgap until their next album, but rather than giving this a spin it would be more rewarding to go back to Con Todo el Mundo and enjoy its many charms instead. The ways they explore the outer reaches of dub on that album are truly exciting, while this comes off like a school assignment in comparison.
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