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  • Summary: The is the debut full-length release from the London-based house/techno producer.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 20, 2014
    80
    The album's middle third is exceptional, where Moiré's output once again draws from Parrish, Lawrence, and also Moodymann with raw, almost jacking beats, sustained high-pitch strings (either sampled or synthetic), and entrancing, downcast melodies.
  2. Aug 20, 2014
    80
    By and large, though, Moiré counters spontaneity with poise.
  3. Aug 20, 2014
    76
    Dialing down his avant tendencies has given Moiré a fresh perspective and helped tame his music, for better or worse.
  4. Aug 20, 2014
    70
    Shelter has plenty of moments of understated genius, and it’s fun to watch a producer find what works for him or her as their game just begins.
  5. Dec 2, 2014
    70
    Where the album works best is in the loose, mesmerising fluency of tracks where such odd structures loses its slight air of gimmickry. [Sep 2014, p.64]
  6. Aug 29, 2014
    70
    Shelter is a haven that tugs you out of your comfort zone.
  7. Sep 2, 2014
    60
    There's a near-perfect EP buried in here somewhere, and an inventive musical personality waiting to burst out, but Moiré's debut album does a better job of showcasing his potential than realizing it.