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The Morning Star

Daniel Bachman

The Morning Star

Album number twelve from the Virginia guitarist and drone musician with contributions from Forrest Marquisee and Ian McColm

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  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    Easily his most provocative album, the lion's share of its music foregoes standard musical structures in favor of expressionist musical soundscapes that offer an externalization of a highly intuitive, almost instinctive approach to sound creation
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  2. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Like all of us, Daniel Bachman lives in a world dominated by chaos, anxiety and injustice. He doesn't have the answers, but he has the means to translate those emotions into art, and we're all invited to partake in the result
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  3. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    The Morning Star is both an Exaltation of the Guitar and a magician’s vanishing act: Bachman himself, noise-man under the role of hypnotist, embracing chance and slippages and sloppiness and draperies
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  4. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    By far Bachman's most abstract, speculative and ambitious work to date
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  5. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    This is involving, immersive stuff, not for the faint-hearted, but its rewards are deep and wide
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  6. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    No longer content to play music tethered to the past, the Virginia guitarist uses field recordings and unsettling ambient experiments to remake his virtuosic folk compositions for the present
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The result is a bold but difficult record, dogged but a little hard to love. Print edition only

  8. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The folk comes juxtaposed with industrial creaks and eastern drones, the virtuosity tempered with scrabbling wildness. Print edition only

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