Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld   Never Were The Way She Was
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 04/2015
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4.0 excellentLambda | May 25th 15

★★ I formerly had a soundoff for this album, but Sputnik doesn't let you delete soundoffs, so I
replaced the soundoff with this. Check out my new account, EasterInTheBatcave, for all of my
soundoffs and reviews, including the one for this album. ★★


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4.0 excellentEasterInTheBatcave | June 8th 16

Excellent modern classical with post-rock influence. Stetson isn't as prominent as his solo records (which is expected due to this being a collaborative effort) but rather his playing weaves into the dreamy, soaring fabric. I wasn't familiar with Neufeld before this, but she is fantastic too. Beautiful melodies are repeated but never to the point of boredom, and the songs are organic, reminiscent of birds in flight. The title track is weak and the record ends too suddenly, but overall Never Were the Way She Was is exceptional. "The sun roars into view" is one of the best songs of the year.

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4.5 superbthestop5 | June 13th 15

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4.0 excellentAtThePinery | May 12th 15

This is one of the most engaging and beautiful pieces of music you will hear all year. It's great to hear Colin
Stetson back in action, and the string sections from Sarah Neufeld compliment his sax-playing beautifully.
I'll probably 4.5 this by the end of the year. Really beautiful listen.

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4.5 superbHarrySmalldini97 | May 4th 15

Really consistent modern minimalism album, I can already tell how much each repeating melody, build and atmosphere is going to be etched into my brain. Plus the production sounds really amazing, the best thing Colin Stetson has done in my opinion, and Sarah is a beast on the violin. You will be hard pressed to find someone creating a larger sound out of such a small instrument.

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