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Out Her Space

Karl Blau

Out Her Space

Latest release from the experimental indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist backed by Matthew E. White's Spacebomb House Band

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    Despite its evocation of many source inspirations all applied in unusual ways, Out Her Space is pure Blau. He never lets his ambitious charts get in the way of his melodies, ample spaciousness, and warm multivalent textures
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A soul-funk "cousin" to Big Inner, featuring a hefty dose of off-kilter Afro-pop alongside jazz-rock freak-outs. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Glorious soul-funky shift for Washington DIY maverick. Print edition only

  4. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Though some may be perturbed by the departure from Introducing’s Nashville direction, those open to Blau’s versatility as a composer and songwriter will find much aural stimulation in the united multiplicity of his works
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  5. 7.0 |   The Music

    A fine exercise in fearless and inventive songwriting
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  6. 6.0 |   Q

    Off-kilter country-soul from Washington State indie veteran. Print edition only

  7. 6.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Blau’s work is best when it doesn’t sound like it’s trying at all
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  8. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Songs creep into existence and then change tack midway without warning
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