The latest offering from Planet Mu finds Lexanculpt visiting melodic territory last covered by fellow labelmate Dykehouse, but that's where the comparisons end. Cultivating the familiar palette of cut-up glips, crackles, and frantic beats that has become the hallmark of Planet Mu, Lexanculpt takes these concepts and layers them over melodies that would easily find a welcome home on a Kompakt Pop Ambient release or, in its darkest hour (the beautifully symphonic "Le Elancholia"), a solid David Lynch score. From the opening pseudo tuning of the symphony through a modem to the somber Fennesz-like dirge finale of "Emori Dixon Renamed," The Blurring of Trees mixes up all of these little subtle nuances and makes the result something unique unto itself. The Blurring of Trees is simultaneously jarring and sublime, with enough elements going on to ensure that repeated listening is both a necessity and a pleasure. Absolutely stunning and one of the most solid releases on the Planet Mu imprint to date.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston