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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for the Engineers co-founder was originally a limited six-track cassette release before being expanded into an eight-track, wider released album.
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  • Record Label: Sonic Cathedral
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, Downtempo, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dream Pop
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  1. 80
    Layering blankets of synths and keyboards as well as underlays of programmed drums and effects around his evocative guitar lines, makes Innerland an immersive experience, rich with flowing gauzy grooves and elemental ambient balm.
  2. May 8, 2018
    Perhaps inevitably for a first solo album, this is Mark Peters’ most personal work to date. It is the dissemination of music that has occupied his inner ear for decades, the soundtrack to countryside and habitats that have been a lasting part of his life. Because of that, Innerland has a deep set emotional significance and intimacy that carries beyond Peters and out to the listener.
  3. May 8, 2018
    The album’s production works against it, however. Beyond proficient, it's so clean and glossy your attention slides off the album. You long for a little grit and texture to really bring the music alive.
  4. May 8, 2018
    All eight compositions do a fine job of painting audio portraits of locations one might remember from childhood, with each maintaining a distinct character, but also resembling background scenery. Recommended for fans of Robin Guthrie's solo albums who are in the mood for something just a little bit less hazy or drowsy.
  5. Mojo
    May 8, 2018
    It's an all-instrumental, but through eight focused tracks bringing to mind the non-vocal aspects of Eno's Another Green World, Vini Reilly at his most hard-edged, and mid-period Popul Vuh. [Jun 2018, p.91]
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