Ghosts - Monolake
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  • Summary: The darker eighth recording for Robert Henke is the second release in a planned trilogy of albums that began with 2009's Silence.
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  1. Mar 27, 2012
    90
    Ghosts is the thinking electronic music fan's subtler and more paranoid alternative to Amon Tobin's brick-smashing A/V opus, ISAM.
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    90
    Henke is always at great pains to direct Monolake so that it exists in a constant dialogue with the dancefloor and with its multifarious abstract leanings, Ghosts pushes that challenge to its limits. That it succeeds on both counts whilst balancing a fictive pathway with real emotion only makes it more remarkable.
  3. Mar 27, 2012
    90
    Another excellent long player to savor from Monolake.
  4. Ghosts, Monolake's eighth record, is one of his most approachable and organic outings to date.
  5. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    Ghosts, at surface level, appears to be cut from the same futuristic mold with its uninviting and foreboding artwork and premise, but closer inspection finds album no. 8 to be the artist's most approachable album to date.
  6. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    Ghosts continues the work of previous albums, but nonetheless manages to be a blast of fresh air. [Mar 2012, p.57]
  7. Apr 12, 2012
    80
    Even a short listen on a mediocre system reveals that Henke possesses the rare ability to bring out the soul in his machines. As with most of his records, Ghosts is full of paradoxes: It's electronic but acoustic, monochromatic but multifaceted, mechanical but lifelike.

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