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Laurel Halo


Fourth full-length album from the Ann Arbor-born, Berlin-based electronic ambient pop artist

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  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    A thoroughly worthwhile listen for ambient fans that value a narrative
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  2. 8.6 |   Northern Transmissions

    Turn out the lights in your room, put on the speakers and headphones, and get lost and found, in a world that is stranger than fiction and more beautiful than we could ever imagine
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  3. 8.6 |   Spectrum Culture

    Laurel Halo has made many records with powerful imagery, but the impressively textured and detailed Atlas is the most cinematic her music has ever sounded, and she is all the better for it
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  4. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    The acclaimed electronic musician synthesizes digital and acoustic instrumentation to generate a hazy emotional map across 10 songs
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  5. 8.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s the sound of Halo setting down her tools, letting everything trail off into the ether and stepping back to admire the subtle sonic sculpture she has created. It’s impossible to trace, but it’s exactly what she envisioned
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  6. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    The experimental artist’s fifth solo album is among her best, a beautiful collection of minimalist ambient compositions in which no line extends for long without dissolving into an inky blot
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  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    Bookended by "Abandon" and "Earthbound," the two tracks with Giske, whose presence isn't obvious, submerged and seemingly elongated amid dense constructions. It all resonates more deeply with each listen
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  8. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    There is a deep sense of yearning permeating Halo’s compositions, yet they are also marked by a sense of hope and optimism – the kind of transient joie de vivre one experiences when the last rays of light kiss your skin before sundown
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  9. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Laurel Halo’s Atlas feels like a natural progression. Mixing her voice with electronics and instruments, she creates her most glacial music yet
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  10. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A wonderfully refreshing and worthwhile listen
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