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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for Canadian experimental composer Sarah Davachi features contributions from Mattie Barbier, Mira Benjamin, Dorothy Berry, Bridget Carey, Johnny Chang, Judith Hamann, Jessika Kenney, Rebecca Lane, Anton Lukoszevieze, Gordon MacKay, Andrew McIntosh, and Tiffany Ng.
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  1. 90
    Overall, this is an album that makes so much of the distant past and the present through intelligent working with and against classical music conventions. Recommended to anyone wanting to experience a beautiful and evocative soundscape created out of a highly original sensibility.
  2. Sep 9, 2022
    Sarah Davachi is delving deep into the intervals between these states, to the place where emotion dwells, and is holding us down there until we can feel it roaring through our lungs. Just don’t forget to breathe.
  3. Uncut
    Sep 9, 2022
    The seemingly simple yet thoroughly conceptualised material here, all held within specific harmonic language, is beautifully realised. [Oct 2022, p.26]
  4. The Wire
    Sep 9, 2022
    Air is also an omnipresent agent in Davachi’s extensive use of the pipe organ, as on “Vanity Of Ages” – an exquisitely slow unfolding of clustered tones that give rise to a shimmering microtonality. ... A similar compositional approach is used for the string pieces “Icon Studies I” and “Icon Studies II” but the effect is intimate and fluid rather than cosmic and imposing [Sep 2022, p.44]
  5. Mojo
    Sep 21, 2022
    Two Sisters is arguably Davachi's finest work to date. [Nov 2022, p.87]
  6. Sep 27, 2022
    As a whole, the album succeeds at doing something tricky: pandering to fans of theory, minimalism and ambient music all in equal measure.
  7. Sep 9, 2022
    This time around, she takes on more sinister hues and foreboding melodies. It’s a gripping transformation, one that illustrates the full range of her gifts as a composer, and reveals a darker side of her era-blending music.