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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for Daryl Groetsch's ambient solo project and his first on the Hausu Mountain label.
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  • Record Label: Hausu Mountain
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, New Age, Avant-Garde, Experimental Ambient, Dark Ambient
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  1. The Wire
    Feb 5, 2020
    80
    The album opener “Electron Central” sets a blissful, meandering pace, winding around in a shimmering drone like a drop of ink diffusing in a glass of water. ... The album closer “Empty Hold” takes a more unsettled turn, swooning and rattling into a resonant void. [Feb 2020, p.61]
  2. Jan 28, 2020
    80
    Swirlings is another prime example of his brand of gorgeous, multi-dimensional sonic-shaping. Both lush and interstellar, his compositions contain drifting, spacy melodies that unfold at a natural, leisurely pace.
  3. Jan 28, 2020
    80
    From the way the melodies climb through the hanging atmosphere of "Ripples" to the Sasha-like glitter of "Cloud Refuge," Swirlings is full of lovely, considered music that sticks in your mind long after the synth fog dissipates.
  4. Jan 28, 2020
    73
    At their best, Pulse Emitter’s tracks trade ambient music’s aimless drift for deep compositional structure.
  5. Jan 28, 2020
    60
    While Swirlings creates an easy listening ambience with textures that assist in ethereal out-of-body mediations, there is little in the way of innovation, though the final track provides a contrasting tone from the relaxation pieces.
  6. Mojo
    Jan 29, 2020
    60
    A deluxe synth odyssey. [Feb 2020, p.96]
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