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Songs Of Silence

Vince Clarke

Songs Of Silence

Debut full-length solo release from the Erasure synth-pop musician and songwriter

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  1. 9.0 |   XS Noize

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  2. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s the incorporation of non-ambient influences that really set it apart
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The heavy-breathing White Rabbit and Scarper comes with a prickle of John Carpenter Menance, while Last Transmission or Imminent are hyper-vigilant Tangerine Dream. There are times when a less obviously doctored emotion bleeds through, though. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    The Erasure man leaves synthpop to one side with these expressive pieces, which form a musical meditation exploring the extremes of emotion experienced in a dark and treacherous world
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  5. 7.0 |   All Music

    Even considering its modest ambitions, it's probably not a surprise that Songs of Silence showcases instincts and inventiveness well beyond that of your typical synth-instrumentals diversion

  6. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The resulting 10 tracks, each maintaining a single key throughout, conjure interstellar space in all its sublime beauty and ominous unknowability. Print edition only

  7. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Stuck in his studio during lockdown, Clarke recorded this portentous album of wordless, minimalist intrumentals – a soundtrack of dread
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