Drown Out

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  • Summary: The Los Angeles electronica producer/artist's first release on the Anticon label was created while he was dealing with the death of his grandmother, his friend Austin Peralta, and the illness of a family member.
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  • Record Label: Anticon
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Downtempo, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Left-Field Hip-Hop
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  1. Oct 29, 2013
    80
    Drown Out really lets his music breathe.
  2. Oct 8, 2013
    70
    It’s a declaration that cocktail hour is officially over, having also ditched any collaborations for this knotted beat scene bow, while still able to rise up in glory like sun pouring through a stained glass window (‘Tiptoes’) and sport the luminosity of a screwball gent just when you think the batteries are fading.
  3. Oct 8, 2013
    70
    Born 50 years ago, he would have been the toast of the avant-garde community; his musical experiments are a rarity in this ADHD world of MP3s and free downloads.
  4. Oct 8, 2013
    70
    It's the type of album that will be most apt to impress aspiring producers, but also hip enough that it could serve as a backing soundtrack for a dinner party too.
  5. Q Magazine
    Nov 22, 2013
    60
    This latest studio offering is equally tricky to categorise. The mood, though, never overwhelms. [Dec 2013, p.105]
  6. Mojo
    Nov 22, 2013
    60
    A close encounter with mortality via the deaths and serious illness of a number of friends and relative infuses the drunken beats, fractured samples and sweet-smelling melodies with a mood of melancholia. [Dec 2013, p.89]
  7. Oct 8, 2013
    57
    Drown Out has plenty of sublime moments, but as each of them has little do with any other it ends up sounding less like an album and more like a grab bag of hurried ideas, the best of which will eventually be experienced somewhere far more immediate.
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