Modern Studies ‘The Weight Of The Sun’ press reactions

Their best yet

Record Collector

★★★★★ The Vinyl District

★★★★★ Narc

★★★★1/2 Norman Records

★★★★ Uncut

★★★★ Record Collector

★★★★ The Scotsman

★★★★ Music OMH

★★★★ Louder Than War

★★★★ Secret Meeting

★★★★ Backseat Mafia

★★★★ Is This Music

★★★★½ FullMoon

★★★★ Magic RPM

★★★★ Section26

★★★★ Expresso

★★★★ Dagens Nyheter

★★★★ Blow Up

★★★★ Rumore

★★★★ Les Oreilles Curieuses

★★★★ Plattentests

★★★★ Sentire Ascoltare

★★★★ Sounds & Grooves

★★★★ Mpodia

★★★★ Written In Music

“Beguiling” Uncut

“Their best yet” Record Collector

“Their strongest album yet” Louder Than War

“There’s a charm within Modern Studies’ DNA which makes them, without fanfare or clamour, one of today’s most mesmerising outfits” Prog

“Shifting closer to the mainstream, ‘Welcome Strangers’ mined warmer, broader chamber folk, ‘The Weight Of The Sun’ continues that trajectory… there’s a mellow beauty” Mojo

“Anglo-Scottish quartet Modern Studies make mood music of the highest order, drawing on the members’ collective experience in the folk, pop and improvisational realms.” The Scotsman

“Scottish band Modern Studies pair the heady feel of chamber pop with post-rock like patience and builds in their songs, contrasting Emily Scott’s serene vocals with Rob St John’s deep baritone.” NME

“Sepia-tinted folk, understated chamber pop and organic, guitar-led songcraft” Music OMH

“Fusing a gentle rock mystique with burbling synth flourishes and a touch of psychedelia” AllMusic

“Gloriously elemental.. There’s a sense of subtlety and grace to The Weight Of The Sun” FolkRadio

“An alchemical mix of warming chamber-pop, elegant melodies and magnetic instrumentation Secret Meeting

“Krautrock meets UK folk-rock with a chamber-pop foundation.” The Vinyl District

“Truly unique” Daggerzine

“Sublime melodic folk-rock/cosmic krautrock/brooding Anglo-folk” Graham Reid

“Brit-Folk von höchster Brillanz” DPA

“Tal van de mooie verzorgde liedjes, rijk gearrangeerd. The Weight of the Sun is een plaat voor liefhebbers van luistermuziek met een Britse folkinslag gehuld in een modern jasje.” Chaos Magazine

“een bijzonder luisteravontuur dat op prettige wijze ongrijpbaar blijft” Written In Music

“absoluut hun beste en meest uitgebalanceerde album (…) intelligent, vernuftig en licht-in-het-hoofd Folkpop” MPodia

“Un peu de douceur et de réconfort” Le Vif

“une invitation à la rêverie” Le Télégramme

“une belle réussite” Rock & Folk

“du miel pour les oreilles ! (…) superbe du début à la fin!” Addict-Culture

“invite à la divagation poétique” Section 26

“un disque à la fois méditatif et engageant, dans lequel on s’immerge avec bonheur.” POPnews

“Une réussite. Intégrale.” Muzzart

“un sans-faute” Les Oreilles Curieuses

“Ricercato, intenso e terribilmente affascinante” Rockerilla