Landing continue their dreamy atmospherics with Sphere, released by K Records. The one aspect that seems to be a tad different on Sphere is the prevalence of steady drumming on most of the tracks, making Landing less similar to Windy & Carl and a closer kin to Mojave 3, Low, American Analog Set, or even Fontanelle. Landing still definitely lay down their prog-ish and psychedelic space-gaze tendencies on Sphere, but also enter into a post-rock/experimental area, as on "Fluency of Colors" and "Sphere," with their wandering processed guitars against keyboard drones and steady beats, which hold the album together at the moments when one could otherwise get lost in the dream. Sphere seems to be an fitting title for the album, in that the edges of all these songs are rounded off in the cross-faded atmospherics that bleed from track to track. Echoing from the group's consistent past, Sphere is another solid release from Landing, and possibly a small step forward. You will feel content that they left you with your head in the clouds.
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AllMusic Review by David Serra