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Themes for Dying Earth

Teen Daze

Themes for Dying Earth

Sixth full-length album of ambient pop from the British Columbian Jamison Isaak

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  1. 8.1 |   Gig Soup

    If ambient music is a sonic representation of solitude – a fitting comparison in this case – ‘Themes for Dying Earth’ embraces its ability to heal and invites you to experience it
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  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    If real resolution may not be at hand, Themes for Dying Earth still pulls a stoic resistance out from a sea of anxieties
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  3. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Fragile, beautiful to behold, dazzling at times, and easily one of the best surprises of the year thus far
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Teen Daze is by no means the first or biggest artist to idealize nature so earnestly, but that idealism works as a unifying purpose here
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  5. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Responding to harsh realities, Jamison Isaak uses softsynths, guitar amps, and his sensitive way with melody to craft an idyllic space
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  6. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    In all, Themes For Dying Earth is a positive riposte to negativity
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  7. 7.0 |   The 405

    You are induced to disconnect from your surroundings, and to appreciate and find peace within the chaos of the everyday life and modern struggles
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    The album feels more natural in the sense of its lyrical themes, as Jamison reflects on his concerns about subjects such as climate change
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  9. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Offers an oasis amongst the din—the type of warm, soft music to wrap yourself in during a winter of discontent
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  10. 6.0 |   State

    Where Themes for Dying Earth falls down is in its inability to passionately vocalise Isaak’s hopes and fears
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  11. 5.6 |   Earbuddy

    The most pleasant songs you’ll hear all year. However, is pleasant exciting?
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