Eight - Deadbeat
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  • Summary: Berlin-based Canadian Scott Monteith's eighth techno dub album as Deadbeat features guest appearances from Dandy Jack, Mathew Jonson, and Danuel Tate.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
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  1. Sep 12, 2012
    75
    As with all of his records, Eight takes on a slightly different shape than anything before it, further solidifying the man's reputation as a producer capable of continuing to refine his techniques while landing on new and powerful ideas with each release.
  2. Sep 12, 2012
    70
    Eight is both more concise and more varied [than his last outing, Drawn and Quartered].
  3. Sep 12, 2012
    70
    With arena-size atmospherics and every sound endowed with a fathoms-deep dub delirium, Eight is an album as focused on its meticulous sound design as it is on the musicality.
  4. Sep 12, 2012
    70
    Eight is a solid album of bass-heavy, tribal dub techno that employs plenty of analog synth and is among Deadbeat's strongest releases to date.
  5. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    This record is a must for the collection of any fans of minimal electronic music or the sparse sounds of Eastern-Canadian dubstep and if Deadbeat isn't a name you recognized it's time to pay attention--he's earned it with this release.
  6. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    The rest offer artful and discerning combinations of a number of genre hallmarks, making for a smooth and modern drive. [Oct 2012, p.74]
  7. Jan 7, 2013
    60
    The more adventurous shifts in style aren't without merit, but feel more curious than exciting.