Slowly Paradise

Album Review of Slowly Paradise by Eric Chenaux.

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Slowly Paradise

Eric Chenaux

Slowly Paradise by Eric Chenaux

Release Date: Mar 9, 2018
Record label: Constellation
Genre(s): Experimental, Folk, Avant-Garde, Pop/Rock

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Slowly Paradise - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Eric Chenaux's music is a tricky thing to classify. His endlessly inventive balladry is informed by jazz, improv, and folk, and is played out via his idiosyncratic electrified acoustic guitar playing and clear vocals. Despite the preconception that experimental music can be trying and dark, it feels affectionate and lush in this instance. Slowly Paradise proves to be an apt title for a record that refuses to be rushed.

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Drowned In Sound - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Picture yourself on a balcony. The stars are out, and you can actually see them, because someone has stretched time out like a slinky to meet you here. This someone can't be seen, per say - you have to trust that the goblets and the bottle of red left on the table was his handiwork, and that the second chair holds more than a freshly clipped rose. But this hour is yours, at least - whether he's here or not, you can at least claim that.

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