Get Lost

Album Review of Get Lost by Mark McGuire.

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Get Lost

Mark McGuire

Get Lost by Mark McGuire

Release Date: Sep 26, 2011
Record label: Editions Mego
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

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Get Lost - Fairly Good, Based on 6 Critics

Pitchfork - 79
Based on rating 7.9/10
79

For a guy who trades in dizzy soundscapes and bucolic neo-new age meditations, Mark McGuire is a fairly intense shredder. On stage with his band, Emeralds, he rocks out like Eddie Van Halen, even though the sound coming from the speakers could blend into your yoga teacher's chill-out mixtape. For his solo guitar work, McGuire dials down the bombast, jamming out on simple chord progressions funneled through a bevy of effects pedals.

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Resident Advisor - 70
Based on rating 3.5/5
70

I'd wager even Mark McGuire's mama can't keep up with the Emeralds' guitarist. Outside the collective endeavors of the Cleveland experimental trio with whom he made his name, McGuire's issued countless albums of serene, sun-dizzy guitar explorations on limited edition CD-Rs and cassettes on labels like Wagon, High Spirits, and eMego over the past four years. Following a collaborative album with Trouble Books, McGuire returns to eMego for Get Lost.

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No Ripcord - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Mark McGuire makes absolutely gorgeous music. It winds in and out of itself, slowly building layers to a gloriously well planned frenzy. It’s easy to imagine him all by himself with an array of effects pedals, gleefully adding loop after loop with reckless abandon, but it all sounds too well timed to be spontaneous. It’s built to stir emotions, and it does just that.

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PopMatters - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

“Get Lost” might just be what many are considering to say to Mark McGuire and his relentless cavalcade of still life/guitar-centric/droney/ambient/post-rock releases. Get Lost is his second 2011 release on Editions Mego, a label whose residency is prime real estate for the jet setting texturalist flock. McGuire is disciplined and cautious, making his discography, particularly the strummy guitars binding most pieces, a murky trek of selfsameness to waddle through for the manna he occasionally transubstantiates.

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PopMatters - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

“Get Lost” might just be what many are considering to say to Mark McGuire and his relentless cavalcade of still life/guitar-centric/droney/ambient/post-rock releases. Get Lost is his second 2011 release on Editions Mego, a label whose residency is prime real estate for the jet setting texturalist flock. McGuire is disciplined and cautious, making his discography, particularly the strummy guitars binding most pieces, a murky trek of selfsameness to waddle through for the manna he occasionally transubstantiates.

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The New York Times
Their review was generally favourable

Mark McGuire The young guitarist Mark McGuire, who plays in the band Emeralds but spends the off hours making his own recordings — dozens of them, sometimes in runs of under 100 — creates dense noise and sweet music too. Underneath his interest in 40-year-old, spaced-out German instrumental ….

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