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Nothing Is Still

Leon Vynehall

Nothing Is Still

Debut full-length album from the English deep house producer and DJ, a three part project (along with a novella and short film) about his grandparents emigration to New York in the 1960s

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  1. 8.8 |   Resident Advisor

    Vynehall transcends his tag as a dance music producer and simply becomes a musician who's expressing himself
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  2. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Nothing Is Still might not be documenting Leon Vynehall’s personal experience, but he is the only person who could paint this journey in such an expressive, encapsulating way
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  3. 8.2 |   Pitchfork

    After two albums of jazzy, humid club cuts, the British producer moves beyond the dancefloor with a stunning concept record about his grandparents that incorporates ambient and modern classical music
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    On Nothing Is Still, Leon Vynehall has woven a rich tapestry of complimentary sounds that serves a purpose far bigger than the music itself
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  5. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A stunning debut
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  6. 8.0 |   The 405

    It's frankly an astonishing achievement for Vynehall and one that solidifies him as one of the more exciting and inventive artists currently making music
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    British producer ditches house bangers for symphonic genius on his debut album
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  8. 8.0 |   The Music

    Beauty can be found in every facet of this record
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  9. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    An excellent demonstration of what Leon Vynehall is capable of when he emerges from the confines of club music
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  10. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The narrative is consistently immersive and engaging
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  11. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Exceeding his early promise, Vynehall has produced a richly original debut to rank alongside his musical heroes, from Gavin Bryars to My Bloody Valentine to Aphex Twin. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Q

    It's quite sublime. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Mojo

    This is a sumptuous and personal record capturing universal human themes of hope, fortitude and loss. Print edition only

  14. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    An album of little mysteries, you never quite know the story but Vynehall’s considered textural snapshots make you want to find out
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  15. 7.0 |   Crack

    With an album entrenched in Vynehall’s own personal story, Nothing Is Still has the ability to resonate far beyond its roots
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  16. 7.0 |   All Music

    While not as immediately appealing as his prior releases, Nothing Is Still is clearly designed to be appreciated through multiple listens, and it's ultimately a work of considerable depth and feeling
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  17. 7.0 |   Clash

    Many may still see Vynehall as a specialist in euphoric house, but this album has a richness and depth that transcends the dancefloor
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  18. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Though Nothing Is Still is many things, one thing’s absolutely sure: it is not designed to dance
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  19. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    What it lacks in real energy and excitement is more than made up for with a deep sense of place and atmosphere which truly consumes the listener
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