Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 19, 2012
    100
    Order Of Noise creates an atmosphere akin to a vast thunder-cloud thick with heavy, window-rattling vibrations and sharp, sudden jolts of electricity.
  2. Sep 26, 2012
    90
    It's one of the most engaging and gripping techno albums of the year anyway.
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    80
    Order Of Noise [is] a meaty, satisfying listen.
  4. Oct 3, 2012
    80
    This is music with character. [Sep 2012, p.67]
  5. Sep 27, 2012
    80
    Vocals, samples and soundscapes are all treated as equals, resulting in a slurry of sound that remarkably works both as a mixtape comedown and as a salient whole.
  6. Sep 26, 2012
    80
    Order Of Noise shows off Gainsborough's more accessible side--a good thing--but it's also a signpost marking a good place to start digging a little deeper, both into his own music and that surrounding him.
  7. Sep 26, 2012
    80
    When this record lands on a great idea (which is certainly a regular occurrence), the captivating qualities of Vessel's songcraft and his strength for piecing together textural marvels make up for any confusion along the way.
  8. Sep 26, 2012
    80
    Order of Noise shows how to balance the two extremes without committing to one single constant, and that anyone can make an original noise, but to make one that's accessible takes skill.
  9. Sep 26, 2012
    80
    It arrives with sharp impact, melding abstraction and direct sound to impressive effect.
  10. Order Of Noise is one of the most worthwhile genre-defying oddities of the year.
  11. Nov 1, 2012
    70
    There's no overall sense of narrative to Order of Noise, but the depth of the production leaves itself open to interpretation.
  12. Oct 16, 2012
    60
    Whilst it's not the most cohesive electronic debut, there are some interesting ideas grounded in 'Order Of Noise' that are a jumping off point for Vessel's later material. This darker, more apocalyptic realm of electronic music is often cold and uninviting; sometimes that can work to its advantage but here, Gainsborough just falls short.
  13. 60
    At its best, Vessel's debut LP for Tri-Angle, Order of Noise makes you cock your head and wonder why you'd never heard that particular high-end squonk used in the place where a low-end splomp would usually go, the cards moving too fast to pick out the placement. At worst, Gainsborough's reliance on the value of shifting cards seems to trump what the cards actually are, and the fact that those three cards aren't ever leaving your sight.

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