Regional Surrealism - Konx-Om Pax
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  1. Aug 30, 2012
    This one took a couple of listens to sink in but even when I thought it had thoroughly still felt like there was something to be revealed, something else hidden in all the empty space the album created. But that is the problem with Digital Surrealism, its gives you the impression that there is more beneath the surface when there simply isnt. This sonic trickery wreaks havoc on each listen because Konx-Om Pax does an excellent job at creating a familiar ambient sound, but due to the album's mediocre execution it cant help but point to something much better than itself (Oneohtrix Point Never, Aphex Twin, etc..). The record then naturally suffers from this lack of an original distinguishing statement. This is however at its core a very promising debut, there are some great sounds on this record that suggest a budding talent. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
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  1. Nov 21, 2012
    The songs here seem to belong to some larger context with all the fleshy meat ripped off, leaving the existing framework held together with only the most barebones sutures.
  2. Aug 21, 2012
    This is an album that hints at plenty of promise for the future, but most of it has yet to be realized.
  3. Aug 20, 2012
    Sensitive souls had best avoid, but fans of John Carpenter's soundtracks, early Aphex twin and the creepier end of Doctor Who will find themselves in familiar, if not entirely welcoming territory. [Sep 2012, p.102]