The self-titled debut from Aix Em Klemm delivers some sonic peace and thick, slow movement to a noisy world. The result of a collaboration between Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid) and Bobby Donne (Labradford), fans of both groups should find little surprise -- yet definite enjoyment -- in this rather peaceful and melodic release on the Kranky label. Heavily atmospheric, warm, and soothing, Aix Em Klemm features drawn-out chords that fade as they're overlapped by the next, occasional lovely guitar work, hypnotic electronic samples, pulses, and breathy vocals that intermittently drift in and away. Overall, the effect is calming and brings to mind everything from the musicians' own bands to Windy & Carl and Spiritualized.
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AllMusic Review by Joslyn Layne