12 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Contemplative moods dominate the Portland, Oregon musician Emancipator's chilled downtempo debut, whose muted melodies, acoustic textures, and largely instrumental arrangements suggest a decidedly pastoral air. Bittersweet violin lends an old-timey feel to "Lionheart" and "Anthem," and the ambient drones of "The Darkest Evening of the Year" evoke both winter's chill and the fire that keeps it at bay. "Eve" flirts with buoyant drum 'n' bass rhythms, and "When I Go" teases an ethereal vocal sample that's blissful and bittersweet at the same time.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Contemplative moods dominate the Portland, Oregon musician Emancipator's chilled downtempo debut, whose muted melodies, acoustic textures, and largely instrumental arrangements suggest a decidedly pastoral air. Bittersweet violin lends an old-timey feel to "Lionheart" and "Anthem," and the ambient drones of "The Darkest Evening of the Year" evoke both winter's chill and the fire that keeps it at bay. "Eve" flirts with buoyant drum 'n' bass rhythms, and "When I Go" teases an ethereal vocal sample that's blissful and bittersweet at the same time.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Dark3y3dDr3am3r ,

Love it.

Greatest music in existence.

no123456790 ,

Beautiful, inoffensive, disengaged

Amazing music that can be met with most moods and can create them as well. It makes for great ambiance, meditation, and creative moods. It's hard not to feel embraced while listening.

SmoreSmiths ,

Amazing!

One of the greatest chill albums ever.

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