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Cantus, Descant

Sarah Davachi

Cantus, Descant

Latest release from the Canadian electronic sound artist features recordings of church organs from around the world

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  1. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Cantus, Descant is accessible without ever feeling thoughtless, plays to Davachi's sonic strengths, and provides just enough experimentation and variety to justify its daunting running time
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    An extraordinary 80-minute concept album. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Glorious soundsuite. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Not so much an album one listens to as it is an album one explores
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  5. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Davachi builds a vast tapestry of porous, incantatory bliss that wields a restorative power; it’s a psychic journey of a record to explore at leisure rather than diving in expecting instant thrills
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  6. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    The minimalist composer-performer’s slow, patient works demand and reward close attention; give them time, and their secrets will rise slowly to the surface
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  7. 7.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    While the album certainly has some parts that stunningly wash over you, it has many others that simply wash away
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  8. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Playing pipe organs across five cities, Davachi uses their gothic plumbing to create intimate studies in frequency
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