Aaltopiiri

  • Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Jan 16, 2001
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Despite the obviously electronic origins of most of the sounds, there are clearly thinking, imagining humans behind the scenes; this is about as un-clinical as electronic music gets.
  2. Alternative Press
    80
    They've honed their craft to incorporate increased nuance alongside blunted force. [#153, p.83]
  3. Urb
    80
    Rich in imagery and suggestive of enviroment -- arctic, urban and mental -- Pan Sonic chisels a sound contradictory in its makeup, utterly synthetic and metallic yet somehow deeply organic. [#82, p.144]
  4. Aaltopiiri feels much more like a soundtrack, with creeping drones sliding in and out of the mix, and more subtlety overall.
  5. The sort of disc that inevitably prompts skeptics to ask, "You call that music?"
  6. Here is another dry collection of sullen machine drones and subtle tonal manipulation; signals to the outside world explaining that all is well in Pan Sonic's overpoweringly masculine universe.
  7. The disc resonates as much as a relaxant as it does as an agitator, and pleasant subliminal melodies and patterns eventually emerge from the static, skips, and not-so-random noise.
  8. Revolution
    70
    Another stripped-down epic that is likely to be equally treated with acclaim and disdain. [Apr 2001, p.107]
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  1. FredL
    Feb 11, 2005
    9
    nearly as good as the panasonic's