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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the collaboration between Marielle V Jakobsons and Chuck Johnson.
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  • Record Label: Temporary Residence
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Ambient
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. Jan 8, 2020
    80
    Even though two thirds of the songs here land somewhere between the 7th and 8th minute in length, they practically feel like pop songs in comparison. By the time the gently shimmering “Afterlight” winds down Saariselka’s first record it’s clear that even in relatively accessible form this is lovely, head-spinning stuff, perfect for contemplating the night stars.
  2. Jan 8, 2020
    80
    Truly a natural-sounding collaboration, Saariselka's debut is rich, evocative, and sublime.
  3. Jan 8, 2020
    77
    Their careful pace and refusal to succumb to instant gratification is a tonic against chaos, a reminder that otherworldly idylls exist within terrestrial grasp. The Ground Our Sky encourages sensuality in the most literal sense: an awareness of one’s senses and taking deliberate pleasure in them.
  4. Mojo
    Jan 8, 2020
    60
    A frontier bliss-out. [Dec 2019, p.96]