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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for the British electronic producer features contributions from Sam Beste, Finn Peters and a ten-piece string section arranged by Amy Langley.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
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  1. Jun 14, 2018
    88
    One of the album's key qualities is how Vynehall uses these musicians to enrich a sound that feels authentically his own. There are almost no dance beats on the record, but again, this feels like Vynehall moving farther down a path he'd already explored.
  2. 85
    Each track is like a new stride upon their voyage, each sound a new experience or emotion.
  3. Jun 20, 2018
    82
    Like Elaenia, Nothing Is Still invites the listener recalibrate their expectations of the artist behind it. Vynehall is more than a producer with a great ear for texture and a nostalgic streak--he’s a storyteller, one who demands and merits our full attention.
  4. Mojo
    Jun 8, 2018
    80
    This is a sumptuous and personal record capturing universal human themes of hope, fortitude and loss. [Jul 2018, p.95]
  5. Jun 13, 2018
    80
    Nothing Is Still is an excellent demonstration of what Leon Vynehall is capable of when he emerges from the confines of club music.
  6. Jun 11, 2018
    80
    Importantly for a concept album like this, the pacing is effective throughout with a good balance of light and shade, and because of this the narrative is consistently immersive and engaging.
  7. Jun 8, 2018
    65
    Upon first listen, this album will disappoint those searching for the clever and inventive dancefloor tracks for which Vynehall has become most loved. There isn’t actually anything here which could be recognized as house music. ... Once you do get over it--and it may take several listens--Nothing Is Still is an intriguing engagement with an ambitious artist clearly still in development.

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  1. Jun 19, 2018
    8
    A departure from his previous work but still an intriguing listening experience. Less house and more complex arrangements.

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