Blue Film - Lo-Fang
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles artist Matthew Hemerlein was written and recorded while traveling between his parents house in Maryland, Nashville, Asia, and Europe.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 24, 2014
    80
    Blue Film is an often unforgettable introduction.
  2. Feb 26, 2014
    72
    His intimate voice strikes enough of a balance with the chilly electronics to keep the core of this winter release at room temperature.
  3. Mar 12, 2014
    70
    A string of songs offering glitchy low-beat techno, classical and ambient styles, Blue Film offers a great deal to those expecting something different in their musical diet.
  4. Feb 20, 2014
    60
    Ultimately, Blue Film is a decent, enjoyable album that hints at Hemerlein’s undoubted talent whilst never pulling up too many trees.
  5. 60
    For all Hemerlein’s prodigious talents, you can only have your heartstrings tugged for so long before it all gets a bit wearing.
  6. Feb 20, 2014
    51
    Lyrically, Lo-Fang songs range from almost embarrassingly inert to annoyingly overwrought to frustratingly tone deaf.
  7. Feb 20, 2014
    40
    With a few forgettable songs and seemingly overcrowded moments, Lo-Fang's debut falls short--acting as more of a promise of what's to come, rather than a thrilling introduction.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 25, 2014
    9
    Lo-Fang's debut album is utterly fantastic; a uniquely produced and catchy album filled with beautiful strings and sounds. With fantasticLo-Fang's debut album is utterly fantastic; a uniquely produced and catchy album filled with beautiful strings and sounds. With fantastic vocals by Matthew Hemerlein and a brilliant production, Lo-Fang's Blue Film is sonically brilliant. The only flaws of the album is that some of the lyrics aren't very good, which is a shame because the album, as stated prior, is fantastic and well worth a listen. Expand
  2. Feb 25, 2014
    9
    Though the critics seem to be critiquing certain elements of this album, to me, it was unique, elegant and very well polished. I think as farThough the critics seem to be critiquing certain elements of this album, to me, it was unique, elegant and very well polished. I think as far as a debut goes, Lo-Fang does a great job in producing a different sound than most artists and he even plays over 7 instruments throughout the album himself. Very well done album with a few flaws but nonetheless a great debut. Expand