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  • Summary: The second full-length electronic release from Marcos Ortega as Lorn and his first on the Ninja Tune label.
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  1. Jun 20, 2012
    80
    ess gritty, less grimy, and more digital in its overall sound but no less inventive than its predecessor, Lorn has thrown down another musical challenge that's well worth rising to.
  2. Jun 20, 2012
    80
    Lorn builds winning improvements on an already victorious formula of boom-bap nightmares gone crypt walking.
  3. Oct 12, 2012
    80
    A strange, spooked and deeply involving record. [Jul 2012, p.105]
  4. 80
    This is ambitious electronic music rewarding persistence.
  5. Jun 27, 2012
    80
    Think Burial operating on a slower, divergence-filled soundscape.
  6. Jun 28, 2012
    80
    [Ask The Dust is] an appropriate title for an album this haunting, this layered with wisps of shadowy movement caught out of the corner of one's eye, the last words of those who died alone attempting to connect with the right set of ears, anything that might understand. Indeed, this is a thing of frightening beauty.
  7. Jun 26, 2012
    55
    It is what he decides to do with his production skills that is questionable, and although glimpses of solid tunes do show up every so often, Ask the Dust is nonetheless a disappointment.

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