Incubation - Function
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  • Summary: Sandwell District's Dave Sumner releases his debut full-length album mixed by Tobias Freund.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 5, 2013
    80
    For illumination on this particular sect of techno’s journey over the past few years, it’s hard to think of an album more deserving of the limelight than Incubation.
  2. Mar 5, 2013
    80
    Taken as a whole, Incubation is an album that lures you into dark places in your brain rather than moving your body on the dance floor.
  3. Mar 5, 2013
    80
    Far more than a collection of club tracks, it's an elegant, fully realised narrative.
  4. Apr 4, 2013
    80
    Mastered by Berlin’s leading engineer Tobias Freud, the craftsmanship is simply untouchable, but the absence of any absolute stormers creates a slight shortfall.
  5. Mar 18, 2013
    80
    Disregarding the CD's tacked-on bonus cuts, what takes place between the record's two "Voiceprint"s is a richly detailed, time-dilating set from a producer who can make the most out of narrow limitations.
  6. Mar 5, 2013
    60
    The record packs familiar Function trademarks--industrial themes, hissing white noise, acid loops and retro rhythms--but the ideas fall short of reinvigorating the legacy established after Sandwell Disctrict's full-length, Feed Forward, landed in 2010.