Alternate/Endings

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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the New York City producer from Sacramento includes contributions from Juan Alderete from Mars Volta and Black Atlass.
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Dec 16, 2013
    90
    Realistically, Alternate/Endings is not for everyone, but anyone who's intrigued by the dark and unconventional side of things--or thinks that jungle needs a new platform--will devour this album.
  2. Uncut
    Feb 3, 2014
    80
    [The album] fires out volleys of convincing Metalheadz-style jungle breakbeats, embedded in brooding sound collages apparently influenced by Jonny Greenwood's score for There Will Be Blood. [Mar 2014, p.71]
  3. Jan 14, 2014
    80
    Alternate/Endings is as bleak as it is imaginative, a drum ‘n’ bass opus from a producer who hasn’t quite turned his back on hip-hop.
  4. Q Magazine
    Feb 14, 2014
    80
    It's not as obviously retro as, say, techno DJ Paul Woolford's recent Special request project, but there are similar flashbacks to the darker end of '90s drum 'n' bass. [Mar 2014, p.108]
  5. Dec 16, 2013
    70
    Alternate/Endings succeeds in leaving you both exhausted and anxious for more.
  6. 70
    Alternate/Endings is never a relaxing listen; when the breakneck pace drops, it’s only replaced by an unsettling calm, and one that doesn’t last very long.
  7. Dec 16, 2013
    60
    Unfortunately, the bass lines (all played by Mars Volta’s Juan Alderete) never quite capture the rubbery wobble of the era he’s trying to reference.

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  1. Apr 24, 2014
    6
    It's nice to see transition to a new sound on this release than his previous ones. He's best known for making hip hop beats, but delves into aIt's nice to see transition to a new sound on this release than his previous ones. He's best known for making hip hop beats, but delves into a more jungle/breakbeat/percussion oriented groove on most of this thing. He sounds like he knows what he's doing, and is enjoying himself here, but the tracks are too minimal and a tad bland. I was hoping bring something more to the table. Expand