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A Moment Apart by ODESZA

ODESZA

A Moment Apart

Release Date: Sep 8, 2017

Genre(s): Electronic, Electronica, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Indie Electronic, EDM, Chillwave

Record label: Counter Records

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Album Review: A Moment Apart by ODESZA

Fairly Good, Based on 4 Critics

Exclaim - 80
Based on rating 8/10

ODESZA's highly anticipated third album is one of this year's most emotive releases. Following 2012's debut album Summer's Gone and 2014's In Return, A Moment Apart finds the Seattle duo of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight putting forth their most ambitious material to date.   ODESZA's meteoric rise to fame within the indie electronic scene is a testament to their ability to create truly moving and emotive music. Since their earliest days as instrumentalists, Mills and Knight have stayed true to their vision and looked to push the ….

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PopMatters - 60
Based on rating 6/10

Electronic duo ODESZA—aka producers Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills—have spent the years since their 2014 indie electropop album In Return using their growing reputation and pull to provide a platform for up and coming artists to get themselves heard in the form of their Foreign Family Collective initiative. Since its creation, it has helped artists such as Jai Wolf, Chet Porter, and Autolaser gain exposure through the release of one-off singles and mixes. For a band who originally started making waves through Soundcloud with tracks that would eventually make up their 2012 debut Summer.

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Pitchfork - 58
Based on rating 5.8/10

In the past couple of years, chill has become ubiquitous, not just as a verb ("Netflix and chill") but as adjective (the "chill bro"), prefix (chillstep, chilltrap), and even noun: Per SoundCloud hashtags, at least, "chill" has become a genre unto itself. Contra Moore,s Law and all the breakneck terrors of an accelerated age, chill has been elevated to something like a state of being: a lifestyle, a philosophy, a categorical imperative. A whole musical scene has evolved to satisfy the urge to decelerate.

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Clash Music
Opinion: Fairly Good

It’s 2017, and the electronic pop market is a crowded one. The emergence of platforms like Soundcloud have had an undeniable impact on this particular style of low tempo, ethereal music in the mainstream, making it harder for talented groups like ODESZA (AKA Seattle duo Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight) to carve out an identity in such a cluttered landscape. This is something that’s proved challenging for the pair on their third studio album. ‘A Moment Apart’ begins strongly, with the title track combining an early ‘90s rave beat with soaring strings.

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