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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the duo of Ioanna Gika and Leopold Ross includes Asian instruments.
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  1. Apr 16, 2013
    80
    Despite the experimental tendencies in the music, this is an album that catches attention in the home speakers as well as in the art scene. [No. 97, p.55]
  2. Apr 8, 2013
    80
    Love may be borne from dark roots, but it’s a celebratory, cathartic record lit bright with feverish passion.
  3. Jun 6, 2013
    75
    While there are standout tracks along the way, there is a palpable rift between them and the rest of the album.
  4. Apr 8, 2013
    70
    Throughout Ministry of Love, Gika and Leopold Ross try on lots of sounds and moods for size; not all of them fit, but enough do to make this a promising debut--and to suggest that they don't need to rely on gimmicks.
  5. Apr 8, 2013
    65
    It's these odd melanges that clench together into perfect hooks that make Ministry of Love as promising as it is.
  6. Apr 8, 2013
    62
    Ministry of Love does come off like something of a fashion victim, sounding expensive but uncomfortable, looking good but doing little to stand out.
  7. May 22, 2013
    60
    Ministry of Love may wax gloomy but proves to be an enjoyable album that fans of IO Echo just may happily play repeatedly.

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