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  • Summary: Mi Ami's Daniel Martin-McCormicks releases a five-track album of house music under the name Ital for Planet Mu.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Feb 10, 2012
    88
    It'll inevitably be pigeonholed as post-house or something equally asinine, but for now, it exists without definition, and for that we can be grateful.
  2. Feb 27, 2012
    80
    After multiple listens, the desire to rip apart Martin-McCormick's stitched together freak is assuaged by a desire to submit to it and play it on repeat, to revel in its drive, energy and emotion.
  3. 80
    Focusing on the music and what's happening within and around it – enables Hive Mind to deliver a truly excellent aural experience.
  4. Feb 28, 2012
    75
    Had he trimmed the fat a touch and maybe tacked on an extra track or two in its place, Ital's LP might have been something closer to remarkable.
  5. Feb 17, 2012
    70
    The tracks are subject to strategies of sampling, distortion, cut-up and back masking, to a troubling point of excess, impurity, queasiness, and corrosion, unheard of in earlier releases. [Feb 2012, p.60]
  6. Feb 13, 2012
    70
    The album pursues a house sound consistent with 2011's Ital's Theme.
  7. Mar 6, 2012
    55
    It ultimately lacks cohesiveness and direction to evolve into something truly outstanding, but still remains intriguing enough to possibly earn points with the more adventurous listeners.

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