Quarters - Seams
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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for British electronic producer James Welch was recorded in four different locations in Berlin.
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  1. Oct 18, 2013
    80
    Seams' sonic details are most potent when allowed to sink in undisturbed.
  2. 75
    Quarters is a reference to Berlin and a statement of intent then, and like the city Seams is likely to be on plenty of cool-hunters’ lists from now on.
  3. Oct 18, 2013
    70
    Quarters is such an inventive, smartly composed album that complaining about its lack of emotional clout feels like nitpicking rather than the exposure of a serious flaw.
  4. Oct 18, 2013
    70
    It’s precisely this collection’s dry, detached, robotic angles that appeal.
  5. Dec 2, 2013
    60
    The politeness to his beats won't suit everyone. But there's just enough subtle power for the dancefloor, and enough movement and melodies for Quarters to operate in any environment.
  6. Jan 7, 2014
    60
    While the track titles may be minimal, his music teems with beguiling sonic quirks. [Jan 2014, p.125]
  7. Welch displays little dancefloor nous. Conversely, these cheerful jumbles of loops and kickdrums aren’t the kind of ambience you can sink into.

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