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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for the Minneapolis born composer was written during the summer in the Adirondack Mountains and in the winter on an island in Lake Superior.
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  • Record Label: Western Vinyl Records
  • Genre(s): Experimental, Classical, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Electronic, Modern Composition
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  1. Feb 2, 2021
    80
    Once The Blue of Distance recedes into silence, there’s a distinct sense of time having been gently bent to Saxl’s will. The album feels simultaneously long and short, fast and slow — it’s all of these things at once, forming elegant waves that wash over you.
  2. Jan 27, 2021
    80
    Elori Saxl's concept behind The Blue of Distance is undoubtedly striking and ambitious. Still, she's managed to take it a step further – creating a unique musical project that is both distinctive and highly enjoyable. Like nature she observes all around her, Elori Saxl's music is a highly immersive experience.
  3. Uncut
    Jan 27, 2021
    80
    Four vignettes offer reminders of Brian Eno's early ambient outings. ... But the slower evolution of three longer pieces, which nonetheless maintain this aesthetic, make them more potent. [Mar 2021, p.37]
  4. Jan 27, 2021
    78
    Ambient music is sometimes associated with reverent stillness, but one of the best qualities of The Blue of Distance is its constant, pulsing movement.
  5. Jan 27, 2021
    70
    The Blue of Distance refers to distant mountains appearing blue due to the scattering of higher-frequency light. An apt name for Saxl's meditative, ultimately wistful-feeling album, it also evokes its persistently immersive water themes.