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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Berlin-based electronic producer Derwin Schlecker was inspired by the sounds and music he heard through his travels.
  • Record Label: Ghostly International
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Electronica, Techno, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Indie Electronic, Experimental Techno
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  1. Jun 10, 2013
    90
    Half of Where You Live is a considerably more rewarding album, one that creates lush, sophisticated, and disarmingly inviting music using the simple building blocks of sample-based beats and deeply personal musical storytelling.
  2. If his follow-up doesn't evince quite the same exuberance, it still twinkles with a well-travelled exoticism.
  3. Jun 17, 2013
    80
    Half Of Where You Live sidesteps the dreaded sophomore slump by staying true to the impulse that guided Gold Panda’s initial recordings: honesty.
  4. Jun 6, 2013
    70
    Half of contains all the crackling, happy-sad flavour of Gold Panda’s past discography, but with harsher textures than before--it’s disorientating and inquisitive, physically uprooting you from your comfort zone.
  5. Jun 10, 2013
    70
    While Half of Where You Live is a slightly more streamlined electronic album than his debut, it still manages to be a transporting work that is easy to enjoy as a hip, calming background mood piece, and stands as a nice, fitting addition to the Ghostly International catalog.
  6. Jun 19, 2013
    66
    While Half Of Where You Live is structured remarkably well, its definitive moments lack that particular magnetism that’s always been at the heart of Gold Panda’s music.
  7. Jun 10, 2013
    50
    The surreal strings on "We Work Nights," the doubled percussion on "An English House" and the sultry, repetitive warble on closer "Reprise" give the release a much needed kick, but Half of Where You Live still lacks the strength it needs.

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