Slow Air

Album Review of Slow Air by Still Corners.

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Slow Air

Still Corners

Slow Air by Still Corners

Release Date: Aug 17, 2018
Record label: Wrecking Light
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

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Slow Air - Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

Under The Radar - 75
Based on rating 7.5/10
75

Still Corners, the duo of Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray, have been honing their craft since they dropped their debut album Creatures of An Hour in 2011. Three albums later this sound has evolved into a marvelous mix of sublime dreaminess and smart atmospheric pop-rock. It's a sound that borrows heavily from the Cocteau Twins/Beach House aesthetic of airy guitars, hushed indie-rock beats, and ethereal vocals.

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AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

On their third album, Dead Blue, Still Corners pulled up their physical and musical roots, moving from London to the seaside to make epic pop songs inspired by the water's depths. For its follow-up, Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray change their surroundings and sound once again, this time even more dramatically: to make Slow Air, the duo moved to the hill country near Austin, Texas. Still Corners find just as much mystery in the region's rolling vistas and heat as they did in Dead Blue's seascapes, but the way they express it is notably different.

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The 405 - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

At their worst, the duo of Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes, known to many as Still Corners, sound like a less enthused cover band of The Sundays. When at their best (2013 album Strange Pleasures), they resemble a mix of The Blue Nile and Mazzy Star. That being said, their latest excursion through ….

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