Eluvium   False Readings On
3.6
great
Release Date: 2016
Tracklist

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4.5 superbRoundOnEndHiInMiddle | September 8th 16

If this isn't the feel-good album of the year so far, then it's second only to Awo. Because this is some of the most downright gorgeous ambient that has graced this year with its presence, believe it or not. Eluvium has been at this modern classical/ambient/drone thing for a while now, but I don't know if it's ever sounded as beautiful and heart-warming as it does here. The melodies on the first two tracks alone are simply lovely, and "Movie Night Revisited" is like the ambient representation of ocean waves, constantly rolling in and back out to a calming effect. Closer "Posturing Through Metaphysical Collapse" is a seventeen-minute monolith of a song that constantly blankets you in warm drones and the lightest of fuzz, never once offering a sound that is uncomfortable to hear. That's one of the great things about False Readings On: it's sound is comfortable, but not in a "heard this before" type of way, if you catch my drift. Beautiful and uplifting without feeling cliched, Eluvium's eighth full-length might just be his finest hour.

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5.0 classiccolejaeger | August 28th 16

Eluvium switches up his sound palate for some of his most beautiful and vivid work yet.

What the hell is it with these 3.0s come on


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4.0 excellentTheManMachine | December 18th 16

Appropriate for kicking off a New England December and as an epic elect for the final high-rec of the year, this airy-n-acute ambi-synth-string odyssey seamlessly slo-mo soars through snowfall, church, the opera, heaven incarnate, fuzz flurries, full-blown hypno-abysses, the profoundly life-affirming intermixed with the profoundly heavyhearted. Which at an hourandthensome should scream sluggish -- if only it wasn't all so sweeping and stately, so sublime and spacious as to spur stretch-out sit-backs despite its relatively stationary comportment. Having a 17-minute finale that's well worth the wait and ups the ante on world-consuming is quite the booster, too.

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3.5 greatPerfumeFrog | November 7th 16

textural beauty that slightly beats out hammock the best ambient work for 2016. lush and wonderful

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