Diptych

Album Review of Diptych by Growing.

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Diptych

Growing

Diptych by Growing

Release Date: Apr 30, 2021
Record label: Silver Current
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

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Diptych - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

musicOMH.com - 80
Based on rating 4
80

Garlanded by fans and press alike, both Joe DeNardo and Kevin Doria, the Olympia, Washington based musicians who form the core of Growing, had a background playing in harder and louder punk and metal bands, but decided to adopt a different strategy to bore their new music through to your brain. Choosing embryonic drones that would curiously flare out into scorching unrepentant noise, they built a name for themselves in ambient and experimental circles. Recorded and mixed by the pair and released on Silver Current the psych label which features Howlin Rain, Feral Ohms and Comets On Fire on its roster, Diptych is another sweeping alluvial triumph for the drone inspired duo.

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Pitchfork - 74
Based on rating 7.4/10
74

As part of the Olympia punk scene in the late 1990s, Kevin Doria and Joe DeNardo knew how to make the most out of minimalism. Their two-decade about-face as Growing, from aggressive noise veterans to contemporary drone trailblazers, has stretched that rubric into some blissful territory. Formed in 2001, Growing began by taking the essential disembodiment of ambient music and--as their name hinted--fleshing it out.

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