Estara - Teebs
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  • Summary: This is the second full-length release for Los Angeles-based producer Mtendere Mandowa.
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  1. Apr 8, 2014
    85
    At just 40 minutes in length it's concise to say the least, but the result is a hearty meal that will subtly introduce you to a new flavour every time you return.
  2. Apr 8, 2014
    80
    E s t a r a is a step above genre-bending; this is genre-carving.
  3. Apr 29, 2014
    80
    His newfound control on Estara makes the flowing sounds and uplifting moods that distinguish him within the beat music scene all the more expressive.
  4. Apr 8, 2014
    70
    This album was crafted amid relative calm, and this peacefulness is present in every track.
  5. Apr 8, 2014
    67
    E S T A R A is almost hypnotic in its tendency to make each individual track blur itself into an indistinct piece of a loosely memorable whole, one with little impression actually retained even if it jumps from mood to mood.
  6. Apr 17, 2014
    60
    It might have fewer surprises and off-kilter oddities than we’d hoped for, but it definitely won’t kill your buzz.
  7. May 20, 2014
    40
    For all its surface activity, this twitching, fidgety aesthetic is still all icing and no cake. [Jun 2014, p.121]

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