Hard Islands

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  • Summary: This is the second full-length album for the British electronic artist.
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  1. Impressively, then, Nathan Fake has shown he is very much more than a one trick pony, with a bold second album statement that gets more impressive with every listen. We should watch his every move closely.
  2. Hard Islands is the nasty business that grabs a hold of your short and curlies and never lets go until your rocks are off.
  3. The result is writ large on this brilliant second album, which welds his drifting soundscapes to fractious, rapturous techno.
  4. Hard Islands is hardly a wash, just frustratingly short of the sound statement Fake wanted to make.
  5. Uncut
    His tunes have taken a tougher, more urban tone, with stand-outs 'The Turtle' and 'Basic Mountain' building to hard edged concrete peaks, drenched in acid Rephlex bleeps. [Jun 2009, p.85]
  6. Ultimately, it lacks the variety or the startling sonic leaps that would make it essential. Interesting, but no cigar.
  7. A few of the Hard productions are among Fake’s finest to date, but this release--its short running time aside--works primarily on a collection basis, as if it were two separate EPs gathered for one release and nothing more than that.

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