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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for Canadian artist Scott Morgan as Loscil features contributions from Josh Lindstrom, Ashley Pitre, Elaine Reynolds, Kelly Wyse, and Jason Zumpano.
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  • Record Label: Kranky
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Avant-Garde, Post-Rock, Experimental Techno, Experimental Electronic, Ambient Techno
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  1. Nov 18, 2014
    80
    Sea Island feels like an evolution of the sounds and ideas he explored on his previous full-length, 2012's excellent Sketches from New Brighton, and the short-form releases that followed it, the piano-driven Intervalo and his split EP with the British ambient group Fieldhead.
  2. Nov 18, 2014
    80
    It's headphone music for sure, optimally experienced on a slow train with a glass roof so the record's atmospheric elements can aptly complement the passing stars.
  3. Feb 4, 2015
    80
    Sea Island does not shatter the serene identity that Morgan has been sculpting like a bonsai tree from at least as far back as First Narrows, a creative breakthrough of sorts, up to his last album for Kranky, Sketches From New Brighton in 2012. It tugs and tinkers, but does not tear.
  4. Nov 18, 2014
    80
    A hypnosis kicks in and we discover that a massive and dense album has run its hour-plus course in what felt like... two minutes? Four days?
  5. Nov 25, 2014
    80
    Music this haunting is more universal than local.
  6. Nov 25, 2014
    80
    It’s beautiful in its own manner, and thankfully avoids the one-sound pitfall into which ambient music may fall.
  7. Uncut
    Dec 4, 2014
    70
    Sea Island feels comfortable, perhaps a little overly so, though there are plenty of lovely moments. [Jan 2015, p.74]

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