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OMBRE - Believe You Me
Released: 27/08/2012 Asthmatic KittyAsthmatic Kitty labelmates Helado Negro and Julianna Barwick (responsible for last year's mini-masterpiece The Magic Place) have joined forces as OMBRE. The result, as heard on this debut record, is a surprisingly seamless fusion of its respective parts; Latin American folk music and ambient soundscapes. A sublime collaboration that proves opposites attract. Read our interview with the duo here. For more information visit: http://asthmatickitty.com/news.php?newsID=784 Buy: http://asthmatickitty.com/believe-you-me Watch:
Pitchfork“A collaboration between two dyed-in-the-wool daydreamers...” Though their sensibilities have a lot in common, certain particulars of Barwick and Lange's sounds are so different that the project sometimes feels like it lacks an overall cohesion. The Latin influence, for example, drops out in the second half...
allmusic“Only a fraction of the selections could properly be described as songs...” Believe You Me, which was recorded as they were just getting to know one another as friends. It feels that way: loose, exploratory, warmly generous and open-minded, eager to share and learn, but still with a slight sense of polite restraint...
BBC“Does little to exceed expectations...” There are moments when one of the two takes centre stage: the Noche Brilla bookends are showcases for Barwick’s heavenly tones, Negro a supporting figure. Cuts like Vistate and The Nod, though, are perfect fusions of individual practices...
The Line of Best Fit“Vague, intense yet elusive...” For dedicated fans of ambient avant gardism this is a delightful nocturnal ramble indeed. For those in search of something more traditional and accessible it’ll be a little bit of a nightmare...
Drowned In Sound“Feels like a side project, but that’s no bad thing...” No idea is spread too thinly, nothing outstays its welcome. It’s immensely listenable throughout, but at its best – with ‘Vistate’ and ‘Cara Falsa’ – it’s truly spellbinding...
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