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False Readings On

by Eluvium

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Nicolas D'Angelo
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Nicolas D'Angelo there's a sound sampling from the movie 'contact' in 'fugue state'. correct? favorite track: posturing...
Max North
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Max North This is haunting, disturbing, and beautiful all at once. I have different favorite tracks on different days. Amazing! Favorite track: Beyond The Moon For Someone In Reverse.
Camryn Marquez
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Camryn Marquez Music that is beautiful, celestial, and esoteric: False Readings On. This album has the ability to produce the effect of barriers dissolving. No one element in the music is a distinct entity but works with all of the other composite parts to form an ethereal mélange. It is such that these songs are paeans, but they celebrate something elusive, untraceable, and distinctly imperfect. Favorite track: Posturing Through Metaphysical Collapse.
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Indigo bob Oh My God! This is beautiful. This is a new threshold for them that I simply love. I feel they have really refined their sound tremendously to provide an even deeper reaching texture reaches further, more gently, and with more precision. And it is a truly innovative album for them and in general. Favorite track: Strangeworks.
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rDr4g0n I don't understand how, but the music in this album is simultaneously uplifting and supremely sad. Where This Will Destroy You's "Tunnel Blanket" is about the crushing finality of death, Eluvium's "False Readings On" is about the continuing momentum of life, despite the inevitability of death. Favorite track: Regenerative Being.
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Cognitive dissonance is, at this point, an everyday part of modern society. The difference between belief and reality is blurrier than ever, and there is often sufficient manipulation to both so as to make the distinction intentionally unclear. The source of those manipulations can either be external, or deceptively internal.

False Readings On is the new album from renowned experimental composer, Eluvium. Its creation was originally inspired by themes of cognitive dissonance in modern society. By its conclusion it had become a mirror rather than a magnifying glass, evolving into an hour-long meditation on self-doubt, anxiety, and separation from one's self.

There is an emotional lucidity and melodic ingenuity to Eluvium's music that has made him increasingly stand out from the sea of ambient artists that his earlier albums no doubt helped inspire. Sounding like an orchestra ceaselessly performing even as it sinks beneath an ocean of distortions and tape noise – with the occasional operatic voice piercing the surface – False Readings On is assuredly the most daring, dynamic, and distinct album of his luminous career.


released September 2, 2016


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