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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for Jason Chung as Nosaj Thing features guest appearances from Kazu Makino, Zuri Marley and Steve Spacek.
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How We Do
'Cause I'm afraid to miss you Although I was sad already Keep telling myself what I want with you Who should know about how we do? Don't say my name... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Sep 8, 2017
    90
    Nosaj Thing isn't just a brooding, melancholic minimalist, but an interior designer finding the perfect shade of white — not for some high-fashion contrivance, but for the psychological and emotional effects a colourful sunset will bring to it.
  2. Sep 8, 2017
    83
    For all its probity, Parallels is of a piece with its predecessors, another curvilinear and sinuous 30-minute odyssey from one of the most consistent and daring producers working.
  3. Sep 15, 2017
    70
    Parallels is the sound of an artist regaining perspective after a devastating setback, and while he still makes music to drift away to, it's more focused than ever.
  4. Oct 4, 2017
    70
    It eventually drifts into spaced-out blissfulness on the final four tracks, bringing a melodic ear-trip to a close.
  5. 65
    One of Chung’s strengths is not overstuffing his music, but there are moments where Parallels’ nonchalance makes it feel like less of a full album and more of a holdover between more momentous projects.
  6. Sep 18, 2017
    64
    Across Parallels, he seems so committed to the possibility of an open-ended project that he gets lost in the mix—where once he was a maestro of controlling space. Still, these subtle and intentional shifts suggest Chung could make a more focused album in the future, if only because it will be coming from a clearer headspace.
  7. The Wire
    Oct 11, 2017
    50
    Parallels frustrates as much as it entrances because it feels like a collection of separate tracks corralled together for expedience. [Sep 2017, p.53]

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