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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for the duo of Drew Gardner and Jesse Sheppard was recorded with Turner Williams while snowed in after a canceled gig.
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  • Record Label: Beyond Beyond Is Beyond
  • Genre(s): Avant-Garde, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, International, Finger-Picked Guitar
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Mar 3, 2020
    80
    While the three musicians seem to move in all sorts of directions but never to the point of breaking free of each other, there are moments when they gel beautifully as one cohesive unit. ... Rarely has a blizzard sounded this good.
  2. Mojo
    Mar 3, 2020
    80
    Strong new jams. [Feb 2020, p.96]
  3. Mar 3, 2020
    80
    Two side-long compositions make up this tranquil, contemplative album, each divided into three A, B, and C tracks. ... Consider it more a tribute to filling in the quiet spaces that have arisen unexpectedly out of chaos and disappointment, but which are, themselves, very peaceful and beautiful.
  4. Mar 3, 2020
    80
    Elkhorn spends The Storm Sessions softly constructing the sonic equivalent of the situation they were in: stuck inside with no way out, passing the hours while the snow silently piled up outside.
  5. The Wire
    Mar 3, 2020
    70
    On the first, Williams engages each of Elkhorn’s members in turn. ... Williams switches to shahi baaja for the B side, casting effects-tinged tones like some cosmic fly fisherman wading into the confluence of two imaginary streams. [Mar 2020, p.47]
  6. Mar 3, 2020
    62
    The Storm Sessions’ improvisation has the spirit of adventure, but the album winds up feeling stuck at home.