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“ a block-rocking riot ”

Paul Margree, Louder Than War September 2015 review of Astronautilus
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“ a welcome addendum of mystique, intrigue and flat out bravado to the jazz vernacular ”

Buzz Magazine September 2015 review of Astronautilus
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“ pounding rhythms, spacious atmospheres and strongly-crafted melodies – plus, of course, the unpredictability and musical mischievousness that have made the band so exciting and successful ”

High Violet September 2015 review of Astronautilus
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“ Krautrock…Eno-esque minimalism…resembles a BBC Radiophonic Workshop monster 7/10 ”

John Lewis, Uncut January 2014 review of Lope And Antilope
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“ This is trip hop-informed contemporary jazz-rock at its very best ”

Rosanne Hanley, Time Out January 2014 review of Lope And Antilope
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“ Jazz-rock, yes, but not as we know it. Bands attempting to combine the two traditions so often slip into gee-whiz bombast or bland modal ambience. Not so the Bristol-based quartet Get the Blessing. A collection that was, it seems, mostly improvised from scratch in the space of a few days, this is fiercely intelligent music in which muted trumpet and saxophone, enhanced by thoughtful washes of electronica, perform pirouettes over refreshingly melodic vamps. The Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley drops by, too. Clive Deamer’s drumming is astonishingly measured and precise throughout. ”

Clive Davis, Sunday Times January 2014 review of Lope And Antilope

“ It’s probably their best album yet, and the titles aren’t bad either ”

John Fordham, The Guardian January 2014 review of Lope And Antilope
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“ This album is an incredible achievement in which there is not one bad aspect. A Masterpiece of temperance and understatement, a career defining moment in which we all fall in love with ‘The Blessing’ ”

Philip Allen, Louder Than War January 2014 review of Lope And Antilope
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“ an extremely powerful, memorable, atmospheric and original album, built on the jazz tradition, but to which the label ‘jazz’ is pretty much an irrelevance. One of the best records I’ve heard in a while ”

Oliver Arditi March 2014 review of Lope And Antilope
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“ The only element to expect is more understated intelligent brilliance ”

David Kushar, Spiral Earth February 2014 review of Lope And Antilope
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