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  • Summary: The first of a planned trilogy of albums inspired by French poets (Antonin Artaud for this release) from the experimental collective features Patti Smith and includes a guest appearance from Gael Garcia Bernal.
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  • Record Label: Bella Union
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Experimental Ambient
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mojo
    May 31, 2019
    80
    An enfolding, transcendent work of aural theatre tracking Artaud's journey. He would probably have approved. [Jun 2019, p.94]
  2. Uncut
    May 31, 2019
    70
    It's surprisingly polite, at times. [Jun 2019, p.34]
  3. 60
    As a tribute to Antonin Artaud, The Peyote Dance captures the frightening, ambitious and surreal work of an artist who was misunderstood during his life, albeit from a spectator’s perspective.
  4. Jun 4, 2019
    58
    Fortunately, one song on the album is unhindered by Artaud’s ramblings: the only track that Smith wrote, “Ivry.” ... It is a moment of clarity on an otherwise foggy and disappointing record, and it leaves you feeling full of light and ease, at least for a moment.
  5. May 31, 2019
    40
    There will be people who will, in good faith, love The Peyote Dance, who will be entranced by Smith’s hallucinatory, incantatory improvisations, and by Soundwalk Collective’s austere, arid musical settings. And there will be others--perhaps we’re just shallow; I don’t doubt the possibility--who listen to it and hear only a stream of addled mysticism accompanied by scrapings and whistlings.
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  1. Jun 2, 2019
    4
    É um álbum que tem uma boa sonoridade, mas musicalmente falando é enfadonho - é pesado ouvir por mais de 20 minutos. Eu não sei o propósito doÉ um álbum que tem uma boa sonoridade, mas musicalmente falando é enfadonho - é pesado ouvir por mais de 20 minutos. Eu não sei o propósito do álbum, porém, impressionar não é o seu objetivo mesmo. Eu amo álbuns experimentais, diferentes e que pensam fora da caixa, mas The Peyeote Dance sai pela tangente de um bom experimental. É raso, linear e repetitivo. Uma pena! Expand