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. Feb 24, 2014
    60
    On casual listen it’s a perfectly pleasant electro-classical record. But despite the considerable technical talents of its creator, it could be by just about anyone.
  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
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  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 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 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