And Their Refinement Of The Decline

Album Review of And Their Refinement Of The Decline by Stars Of The Lid.

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And Their Refinement Of The Decline

Stars Of The Lid

And Their Refinement Of The Decline by Stars Of The Lid

Release Date: Apr 7, 2007
Record label: Kranky
Genre(s): Rock, Electronic

30 Music Critic Score
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And Their Refinement Of The Decline - Not recommended, Based on 2 Critics

Sputnikmusic - 30
Based on rating 1.5/5
30

Review Summary: yawn-o-delicReleasing their first full-length album in 1995, Stars of the Lid flew under the ambient-electronica radar for about six years. It wasn’t until 2001 when the Texas Natives released The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid, a massive, epic double-disc album filled with soothing tones and rich, spacey keyboard touches. When asked about their influences, Brian McBride & Adam Wilitze (the two main members of the group) listed groups/artists such as Brian Eno, Talk Talk, and Labradford.

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Dusted Magazine
Their review was positive

In the absence of Labradford, gone some six years now, Stars of the Lid may likely be the closest thing to Kranky incarnate. The soft wisps of shifting light arrive dressed in minimalist garb, the graphics often invoking dreamtime expanses. Slow and sonorous, their drifting mists of treated sound sets the spectral standard for the label's varied mood-enhancing doses.

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