- Summary: The live album for the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace was recorded at Knoxville's 2014 Big Ears Festival.
- Record Label: Matador
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Noise-Rock
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Positive: 11 out of 14
Mixed: 3 out of 14
Negative: 0 out of 14
Q MagazineNov 15, 2016You've got the novelty of a live album that borders on essential. [Jan 2017, p.104]
Nov 21, 2016Calling this 'No Waves' suggests a symbolic sympatico bond between the duo, best evidenced by the graceful way that Gordon and Nace hone in on controlling this beautiful racket with apparent ease.
The WireDec 21, 2016Without bass or rhythmic anchor, the pair create a sense of immeasurable depth, as though listeners bob helplessly on the surface above an unfathomable abyss; a feeling heightened by how Gordon’s vocals often resemble abject cries into the void. [Dec 2016, p.55]
Nov 21, 2016No Waves stands as a memorable document on its own and a hopeful harbinger for new material to come.
Jan 11, 2017As a live snapshot, No Waves is largely successful and further contributes to the artistic mini-renaissance that Gordon is experiencing as of late.
Nov 29, 2016It lacks the thrill of seeing Nace stalk the stage, balancing Gordon’s cool command with understated menace, let alone the body English each needs to exercise to procure the sounds that they get out of their guitars. It also lacks the contrasting spectacle of the experimental films that the duo often projects upon the rear wall of the hall. What you get instead is a slightly murky recording that filters their outsize rain of blows and ends up conveying solid representation rather than out-of-body transcendence.
MojoNov 22, 2016The package as a whole doesn't invite repeated listens. [Jan 2017, p.102]
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