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Let's Turn It Into Sound

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Let's Turn It Into Sound

Eighth album from the Orcas Island-born, Los Angeles-based electronic producer

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  1. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Kinetic and unpredictable, this idea-packed collection provides an evolution from the ambient, new age music Smith has become known for
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    While tracks frequently change tempo, key and mood, and discordant elements overlap, occasionally the cacophony sounds sublime
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Smith's usual meditative, ambient-leaning approach is dialled back in favour of soaring wonky pop, ornate neoclasical and even quasi dancefloor movements. It gives rise to her most joyous music yet. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Smith has bravely let her defences down and encourages us to do the same. To embrace everything, from the known to the unknown, and to let ourselves be just a little bit vulnerable
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    A complex, angular construction, yet it's not a demanding, impenetrable work, as Smith invites the listener to join her on a spirited, boundless journey
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  6. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    With tangled, stop-start arrangements that open to unexpected trap doors, the composer and synthesizer musician brings playfulness to the fore. You might call this her “pop” album
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  7. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Let's Turn It Into Sound feels like Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s pop record, albeit a very strange and uncompromising one
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  8. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Repeat listens uncover a musician trying to arrange these musical insights into something as affecting and creatively grounded as her best ambient works
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  9. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has created a mirror of our tumultuous modern world in Let’s Turn It Into Sound where we can see our faults and boundless possibilities
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  10. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    One of the 21st century’s most consistently interesting electronic producers proves she has the capacity to amaze and astound
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  11. 7.0 |   Uncut

    However nonlinear her compositions, they’re bright, full of wonder and have a pop sensibility, recalling Four Tet, Deakin and Suzanne Ciani. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Through flickering synths, primitive arpeggios and simulated horns these songs within songs peek around corners, over twinkling ambient beds lost in their own starry polyphony, with great intrigue but little direction
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