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Impermanence

Peter Silberman

Impermanence

Debut solo release from The Antlers frontman influenced by a period whenhe experienced temporary hearing loss in one ear and severe tinnitus

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Transgressive
UK Release date
24/02/2017
US Release date
24/02/2017
  1. 8.5 |   The 405

    If you are looking for skillful song craft the likes of which we haven’t experienced in recent memory, give Peter Silberman your hand
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  2. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    A physical and spiritual journey unravels in the 37 minutes of the record
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  3. 8.3 |   Earbuddy

    From Silberman’s painful experience comes an album of exquisite beauty. It makes you realize all of the things we fail to notice as important until they’re gone
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  4. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Emphasizing silence as much as sound on Impermanence is Silberman’s way of saying that without the former, the latter is just noise
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    He possesses both the imagination and the vulnerability to make Impermanence work and — more importantly — to make it matter
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  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    His multi-octave voice is as intense as Jeff Buckley’s or Anohni’s, but it’s vulnerable without being precious or cloying
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  7. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The six tracks are minimalist to the point of vanishing, crafted from gently shimmering electric guitars and murmuring keyboards. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Impermanence resonates like a lullaby, or a prayer.

  9. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    A brilliant extension of Silberman’s vulnerable and sincere nature as an artist and it should only ever be experienced in complete silence
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  10. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    No wasted space, no wasted breath or tone. Just a six-song pilgrimage through human fragility
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  11. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Silberman has crafted an enthralling, minimalist mood piece on which the barely-there nature of the instrumentation belies deep nuance and forethought, with tension and insecurity rumbling softly beneath the face-value serenity. Gorgeous
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  12. 8.0 |   music OMH

    It is an economical record consisting of six minimalist tracks, but self and city both run through it, giving a great sense of scale and scope
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  13. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A lush and languid affair that will please fans of his primary band The Antlers
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  14. 7.0 |   Clash

    Found real truth in tortured silence
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  15. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    Although the instrumentation on this album is severely limited and Silberman’s vocal performance is subtle, it succeeds as a collection of songs to heal
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  16. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    The heights it reaches may not be as dizzying as those on that run of almost perfect Antlers full lengths, but Impermanence works wonderfully as a peaceful protest among louder glitchier new releases
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  17. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    The Antlers singer's proper solo debut is the result of physical, mental and emotional therapy—a zen-like journey of a man trying to re-enter his own life
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  18. 6.5 |   Beardfood

    Still beautiful, still a peek into his soul, just too quiet to make an impact
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  19. 6.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This is a transitory album true to its name and its concept, illustrating a challenging but ultimately temporary chapter in Silberman’s life
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