“4/5 stars. Quietly mesmerising... [an] aura of bleak beauty... clusters of sounds coalesce and disperse over hypnotic rhythms... deserves a wide hearing.
The Times, UK
“This all adds up to pretty much a dream ticket. Clemo's "compositions" meander into your peripheral auditory field and recede again with dreamlike nuance. It's beautiful, transcendent and yes, indefinable.”
“Intricate, immersive soundscapes… delights in unexpected combinations - tabla, trumpet, guitar, deep bass and vocals which swim in an out of focus, kaleidoscopic-style… Irian Jaya with snatches of soulful vocal, sounds like Marvin Gaye heard in a dream.”
“Startlingly original writing. . . alternately hypnotises and charms. This album neatly encapsulates how even the strongest musical bloodlines are now in flux... music that creates its effect on its own terms.
The Observer, UK.
“Mesmeric and completely addictive.”
The Wire, UK.
“Ambiently atmospheric and, above all things, still... the centre of
the music is the sound of musicians listening.”
The Independent on Sunday, UK
“Hypnotic yet evolving
“Orchestrated in microscopic detail without losing an epic, boundless feel. Across 12 tracks, Spevack’s rack of electric & metallic violins & Clemo’s palette of guitars, noises & atmosphere are ferried by a smoky rhythm section including three percussionists as they journey into uncharted waters”
“Brilliant noises. soundzero is full of them. . . surprising and unorthodox.
Straight No Chaser, UK.
“A true mind-melding between strong artists… a long-player lover’s long-player, something to dive and immerse yourself into.”
All Music Guide, USA
“Clemo's hypnotic grooves form the backdrop for rich and satisfying textures.
The Guardian, UK.
“5/5. Layered compositions, jazz fuelled melodies and an absolute success. [Clemo's] hypnotic blend of lo-fi jazz infused experimentation is simply brilliant throughout. Three years in the making this album may have been but it is worth every minute.”
“4/5 stars. A sequence of brooding personal narratives.”
Financial Times, UK.
“Clemo is clearly investigating where jazz meets rock, and chill-out electronica in an inventive and fresh way.
The Jazz Breakfast
“Plenty of crackling electronics. . . the structures are open ended and layered, and there are good feels. 'Language' evolves from proto-Murcof to electric Miles in eight minutes.”
The Guardian, UK.
“Fills the foreground with more lush vegetation and big-eyed animals than you would find in a Rousseau painting... 'Form' lands us in a magnificent downpour I have wished would never end, no matter how wet I got. Clemo builds the jungle in your head with a view of strange landscapes beyond.”
Jazz Now, USA.
“Clemo possesses the compositional vision to draw from a vast array of source material - from John Cage to electric Miles via Brian Eno - and create something both intensely personal and profoundly beautiful... a fascinating and richly textured recording.”