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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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84

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

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  1. Aug 7, 2018
    80
    The dance-inspired elements he throws in on Listening to Pictures don't suddenly mean his work's going to be on sale in the "electronic" racks of record stores. It's just another ingredient in a slow-simmering pot.
  2. Jul 17, 2018
    80
    It is a music of sense and memory perceptions, a sonic projection equal to but different from the sources that inspired it. When all are assembled, they constitute a deep, mysterious, and occasionally disruptive journey into shade, texture, nuance, and seductive persuasion.
  3. The Wire
    Jul 13, 2018
    80
    The eight tracks and 40 minutes here feel far more porous and open than a lot of contemporary electronic music allows itself to be--edited together by Hassell from various performances, its erratic, switch-backing progress sketches large structures but leaves them light and airy, rich and heady without crowding the mix. It demands to be played on a big system, to enter the air. [Jul 2018, p.50]