Alec L. Critten
Labradford's final album finds them in a rather unique musical divide, straddling the lines between post-rock (or even "rock" at all) and pure ambient textures. By greatly limiting their sonic palette, these musicians are able to conjure a striking sound. Instead of lush sonic worldbuilding, "fixed::context" is defined by sleek, industrial tones that succeed in leaving an impression on the listener. This record may pass you by upon first listen, but it will draw you in, again and again.
Favorite track: Twenty.