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A Winged Victory For The Sullen


Sixth album from the ambient duo Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie was originally created for a multimedia stage production based on Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities

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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A first rate illustration of growing musical ambition and inventiveness
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    O'Halloran and Wiltzie have scored numerous films and dance pieces before, and as with previous AWVFTS efforts, they seem uninterested in following typical cinematic clichés with their work
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Invisible Cities feels three dimensional with some animated movement beneath the surface. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    This is an album where being a musical flaneur is possible. So, get comfortable and get lost in this dense, but strangely translucent world
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  5. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The neoclassical duo returns with their accompaniment for a dance company production of Italian postmodernist literature, presenting us with their most fresh and boundary-pushing work since Atomos
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  6. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Incorporating a wash of eerie synths, beguiling string arrangements, limpid piano and uplifting choral vocals, AWVFTS’s latest venture deftly bridges the worlds of ambient tone-poem, neo-classical and post-rock with a consummate command of emotion and a mastery of sonic architecture
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  7. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    The intricacies are skillfully executed and ebb and flow in precise combination for a perfect soundtrack or as a stand-alone, demonstrative instrumental album
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  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

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  9. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    It might not ultimately have quite the impact of their earlier work but it still has much to offer, showing them still capable of responding to new creative surroundings and edging forward with small refinements to their sound
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  10. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    The neoclassical-ambient duo of Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran offers a gorgeous, towering, and apposite score for a dance theater production based on the Italo Calvino novel of the same name
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