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A Winged Victory For The Sullen


Second LP from ambient duo Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie is the score for Atomos, a dance piece by contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor

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  1. 10.0 |   The List

    Deep and reflective, but still easy to engage with and a ready-made soundtrack to moments of sublime inner vision
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  2. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Elegiac, yes, but also suggesting warmth, positivity and countless sentiments too ephemeral to pin names on
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  3. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    An outstanding, thoughtful piece of work which should see their reputation rise to a new high
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  4. 9.0 |   Clash

    A slow-burning, deeply resonant collection with a stirring potency and the capacity to truly wow
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  5. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Eleven pieces of music that ring with a mini-maximalism unique to Wiltzie and O’Halloran, enveloping you deeper in their splendour with every listen
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  6. 8.5 |   Beardfood

    It's ambient music that never sits idly by; it seeks you out, it wants to impose
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  7. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    In total, the score of ATOMOS is perhaps even more compelling than anything either half of A Winged Victory For The Sullen has done before
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  8. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The movements don’t necessarily build momentum so much as they accumulate a sonic mass of inexorable gravity
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  9. 8.0 |   The 405

    A very powerful work and one which could well bring modern classical music to the attention of people with only a passing interest in it
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  10. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The beauty of this record lies primarily in its poise and composure
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  11. 8.0 |   Q

    It's a strange and beautiful album, one that's hard to turn away from. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A beautiful example of orchestral ambient music, in the most Eno-est sense of the word
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  13. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    If the first album was basically slow-moving, deeply sonorous chamber music under a microscope, ATOMOS pumps up elements of discord and chaos
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  14. 7.0 |   Uncut

    More suited to contemplation and drift than dance, perhaps, and with Gavin Bryars-like strings and low-level electronics making the 11 pieces more voluptuous than ever. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Simple, beautiful melodies radiate from struck piano cords. And once or twice, an atmosphere of paranoia surfaces in the form of anxious synths or dystopian vocal chatter
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A Winged Victory For The Sullen: Atomos

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  • 1. Atomos I N/A
  • 2. Atomos II £0.79
  • 3. Atomos III £0.79
  • 4. Atomos V £0.79
  • 5. Atomos VI £0.79
  • 6. Atomos VII £0.79
  • 7. Atomos VIII £0.79
  • 8. Atomos IX £0.79
  • 9. Atomos X £0.79
  • 10. Atomos XI £0.79
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