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  • Summary: The latest release for the experimental electronic project is said to not involve Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 75
    Most of the tracks come in at under two minutes long; short drafts and ideas stitched together with smoky loops and obscure vocal samples. An atmospheric and pensive sound shrouds the majority of Rainbow Edition - the only thing missing is the underlying grooves that were found on their past releases, leaving some of these beats slightly too industrial and cold.
  2. Oct 4, 2017
    70
    It explores a plethora of bold sounds and styles with a distinctive ethereal edge--and just a touch of delectable curios
  3. The Wire
    Oct 11, 2017
    70
    The whole thing seems to aim for slightness (of the disc’s 20 tracks, only seven are over two minutes long), but many of these sketches have the gorgeous, pastoral-futurist texture of Boards Of Canada or The Focus Group. [Oct 2017, p.53]
  4. Aug 28, 2017
    60
    With celestial choral waves (Spinderella’s Dream), glitchy hip-hop confidence (#blackcardsmatter) and prismatic swaths of synth, it might feel aimless, but the meandering is beautifully immersive.
  5. Sep 20, 2017
    60
    The album does lose focus somewhere around the halfway mark, unfortunately, the playful titles (“Cockblocker Blues,” “This is Mister Bigg. How you doing Mister Bigg”) not reflected in barely-formed tracks that disappear into the haze of their own making.
  6. Sep 12, 2017
    60
    It lacks an authorial voice. Since no one made this album, no vision binds it together with its identity--it doesn’t cohere.
  7. Sep 20, 2017
    30
    Most of it just feels utterly disposable, a series of tracks put next to each other for no discernable reason, leading nowhere in particular.

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