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  • Summary: The second full-length release from the British electronic trio was produced in Leeds by producer Richard Formby.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
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  1. Feb 12, 2013
    80
    Musically it’s a subdued affair, but there are echoes of the dancefloor euphoria mixed with relentless paranoia drifting in and out throughout the song’s duration, conjuring up images of the long walk home from an unsuccessful night clubbing.
  2. A twinkling set of songs that benefits from Wild Beasts soundman Richard Formby’s gossamer production touch.
  3. Feb 5, 2013
    80
    This album trades in bleakness, but there’s beauty in it.
  4. Feb 4, 2013
    70
    Their aim isn’t always true: Armonica ladles effects onto Buttery’s vocal to cover up the paucity of its tune. But elsewhere, things come together quite beautifully.
  5. Feb 8, 2013
    70
    Setting aside the occasional meandering instrumental break, there are enough genuinely charming and well-crafted songs here that you can sort of understand what they're aiming at.
  6. Feb 5, 2013
    60
    The bucolic reverie can't mask the suspicion that something vital is missing. [Mar 2013, p.69]
  7. Feb 4, 2013
    50
    You can sense what Darkstar wants to create--music that’s genre-less, accessible yet mysterious--but they haven’t found a way to compensate for the rougher finishes they’ve stripped from their work.

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