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Finding Shore

Tom Rogerson and Brian Eno

Finding Shore

Debut album from ex-Three Trapped Tigers pianist Tom Rogerson working with the legendary ambient artist Brian Eno

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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    While Finding Shore certainly isn’t the most accessible of albums, it’s one that’s likely to stay with its listeners long after the dull rumble of its closing moments have faded in to nothing
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  2. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    If the actual product doesn’t always measure up to that quirky ingenuity, Finding Shore still contains moments that are plenty interesting, even downright beautiful
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  3. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    A meeting of minds that is full of rewarding surprises
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Many avant-garde instrumental albums exist to strictly craft a mood, and Tom Rogerson and Brian Eno somehow seem to merge these moods, sounds and themes together effortlessly and radiantly on Finding Shore
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  5. 8.0 |   The FT

    The pianist makes an excursion into ambient pastorals, inspired by the Suffolk landscape, with producer Brian Eno
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The results are easy enough to digest, even if the process isn’t, with just enough repetition and structure to prevent attention drift
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  7. 7.5 |   Gig Soup

    A brilliantly transient piece that doesn’t linger and is always bringing a new surprise with each track
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    While pieces like "An Iken Loop" are solemn and structured, "Marsh Chorus" and "Chain Home" are more abstract and seem to float off toward the stars. The appropriately calming "Rest" ends this unpredictable album of wonders and curiosities
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  9. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    No track better crystallises this newly formed partnership than the single Motion in Field – the epic sweep of Rogerson’s piano matched with the synthetic pulse of twitchy, quavering Moog synths
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  10. 6.0 |   Uncut

    An impressionistic and intriguing set of instrumentals that draw on an eclectic set of influences. Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   Mojo

    A sprinkling of more angular, dissonant tracks, like the clanging Eastern Stack, may sail a little too close to his soi-disant "jazz that nobody asked for" for some tastes. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It is in this record’s opening salvo and in its closing stages that its aim, of reflecting the natural beauty of eastern England, where both Rogerson and Eno grew up, comes closest to being accomplished
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  13. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Inspired by a shared affinity for the Suffolk landscape, these are mostly small, pastoral ambient pieces which drift, as the title suggests, over the shifting coastal flatlands
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