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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the ambient duo of Spencer Doran and Ryan Carlile features guest appearances from Matt Carlson, Miyako Koda, and Motion Graphics.
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  1. Mar 9, 2017
    87
    While never able to fully grasp the Japanese sounds they adore, Visible Cloaks nevertheless have created an album along the axis of Fennesz’s Endless Summer and OPN’s Replica, an abstract electronic album that’s readily accessible and an immersive listen.
  2. Mar 9, 2017
    84
    Reassemblage is the finest LP yet to emerge from this diffuse scene, and it also brings a new set of ideas to the table.
  3. Mar 9, 2017
    80
    Like “Bloodstream”, some of the LP’s tracks are too striking to let slip into the background. “Terrazzo”, for instance, revolves around an Eastern woodwind melody that summons up images of tranquil waters lifting into the air and forming cryptic shapes. Meanwhile, cuts like “Screen” and “Neume” feature such interesting sound-play that it’s nearly impossible to concentrate on anything else while they’re unfurling before your ears.
  4. Mar 9, 2017
    80
    So whilst there are shades of Jan St. Werner, Brian Eno and Yellow Magic Orchestra, the result is a series of soundscapes like nothing else.
  5. Mar 9, 2017
    70
    The album is intriguing and accessible, yet just strange enough to stand out among all the other experimental electronic artists mining the early new age era for inspiration.
  6. Mar 9, 2017
    60
    Reassemblage is compelling, sure, but perhaps only for those who have the patience or curiosity for an exploration of the sonic predecessors of electronica.
  7. Mar 9, 2017
    60
    Reassemblage already feels peculiarly familiar, but the residue it leaves behind is oddly intangible.
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