Instrumental Tourist

  • Record Label: Software
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2012
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 60
    Tourist could have benefited from more calculation and an emphasis on the things that have paid dividends for these guys in the past.
  2. Nov 19, 2012
    60
    There are enough fragments of warped interference to ensure this is a worthy collaboration albeit one which doesn't entirely muscle up to the canon of its individual progenitors.
  3. Jan 29, 2013
    60
    While wildly uneven and far from either's strongest work, Instrumental Tourist does have its moments of inspiration.
  4. Nov 27, 2012
    60
    Is it less than the sum of its parts? Perhaps. However, it is an ambitious and interesting album that not only plugs the gap nicely between Tim Hecker and Oneohtrix Point Never albums but signals interesting things to come from Lopatin's SSTUDIOS series.
  5. Nov 28, 2012
    50
    Instrumental Tourist is unlikely to be viewed as anything more than an unimposing footnote between solo records.
  6. Nov 29, 2012
    40
    Quality though it could be, if only the vision wasn't so occluded.
  7. Nov 29, 2012
    60
    Instrumental Tourist can quickly feel like an experience of diminishing returns, as I began to pick out all my favorite bits and wait anxiously for those as the waves I had to surf to get there and back became more and more of a sort of test.
  8. Nov 19, 2012
    60
    This is a missed opportunity, but it's commendable that when both parties are not at their strongest the results can still satisfy.

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