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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for the Baltimore folk rock band led by Dave Heumann was recorded by Steve Wright and features guest appearances from Hans Chew and David Bergander.
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  • Record Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Genre(s): Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Folk
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  1. Q Magazine
    Mar 20, 2020
    80
    Unusually welcoming entry point. [May 2020, p.92]
  2. Uncut
    Mar 20, 2020
    80
    As the music heads dynamically towards its conclusion, you feel as if you are in safe hands, a life raft on a wave of crushing power. [Apr 2020, p.18]
  3. Mar 20, 2020
    80
    Arbouretum comes on as gentle as a rolling creek, never letting on the full range of their powers until the songs have silently grown from still waters to cresting waves.
  4. Mar 26, 2020
    78
    Let It All In feels lived-in and newly cut from his core.
  5. Mar 20, 2020
    70
    The main issue with this Arbouretum album is that it sticks stubbornly in a mid-tempo calm. There are no big, ripping guitar solos and few instrumental crescendos. The one big exception comes late in the album with “Let It All In.”
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  1. Mar 27, 2020
    8
    I have always loved the psychedelic folk, country and jazz hybrids of the late sixties, particularly the early pre 1970’s Grateful Dead andI have always loved the psychedelic folk, country and jazz hybrids of the late sixties, particularly the early pre 1970’s Grateful Dead and Fairport Convention. Arbouretum has been a band that tapped into this genre with alacrity. Their first two albums were outstanding. And this one is even better. For me they went through a decade of darkness by dipping into a sludgy simplified hard rock territory (with few exceptions such as Heumann’s solo work). The one outlier on this album is a recording from their last recording session 3 years ago,” Let It All In”. It continues the hard rock style with 12 minutes of a thudding relentless Krautrock beat. It’s not bad... for a while, it but it either doesn’t belong in this collection or at the very least it's length should be cut in 1/2. I’m not sure why they let it all in. Expand