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  • Summary: The five track EP for the electronic producer came about after he was approached by Kenjiro Matsuo to write music to be performed by actual Japanese robots.
  • Record Label: Warp
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Electronica, Pop/Rock, IDM, Jungle/Drum'n'Bass, Experimental Jungle, Electronic/Computer Music
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 9, 2014
    90
    This is just wonderful music.
  2. Apr 16, 2014
    80
    Z-Machines' output is lifted above the realm of gimmick by music producer Kenjiro Matsuo gathering a selection of artists to compose for them. [Apr 2014, p.62]
  3. Apr 9, 2014
    57
    Most of it dips into detached terrain; the manic piano runs of “World Three” are rendered without drums, and the layered buildup on “Dissolver” is executed in such a precise manner that it’s positively suffocating in its rigidity.
  4. Apr 9, 2014
    50
    On record it mostly reads as another dry intellectual exercise by a man whose career has become cluttered with them.
  5. Apr 18, 2014
    50
    Even the music Jenkinson makes completely with computers by himself has more of a push than the automated tunes that feel more dispensed than played on Music for Robots.
  6. Apr 17, 2014
    40
    The music sure sounds like Squarepusher, though, which is to say: it is good. It's just not as good as what the man can do with his regular gear.
  7. Apr 9, 2014
    30
    Music For Robots functions as the first embarrassingly terrible album of 2014, and should be avoided by all except those with an extremely morbid sense of curiosity.
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