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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for Bristol-based electronic producer, Sebastian Gainsborough.
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  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. 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.
  4. Sep 26, 2012
    80
    It arrives with sharp impact, melding abstraction and direct sound to impressive effect.
  5. 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.
  6. Oct 16, 2012
    80
    Order Of Noise [is] a meaty, satisfying listen.
  7. 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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