Sleep of Reason - Raffertie
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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the London-based electronic producer, Benjamin Stefanski.
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  1. Jul 31, 2013
    90
    Sleep Of Reason is darker, deeper and more daring than either Coexist or Overgrown and more emotional and soulful than The xx or James Blake. Ninja Tune won't release a better record this year.
  2. Aug 13, 2013
    80
    The brittle world he creates is a seductive one. [Sep 2013, p.95]
  3. Jul 31, 2013
    80
    On the whole, Sleep Of Reason is a stirring and cerebral venture into avant-soul.
  4. Feb 4, 2014
    80
    The vocals are more textural than Blake's, and Stefanski's electronic textures are as distinctive as his instrumental releases, giving this a strong personality all of its own. [Oct 2013, p.110]
  5. Aug 7, 2013
    75
    Raffertie by and large stays out of the way of his songwriting, and opts for subtlety over bombast--an asset that eludes many songwriters.
  6. Aug 7, 2013
    70
    Raffertie attempts something a bit bolder with "One Track Mind," but the building, repetitive, tinny synths fail to gain a foothold, in comparison to the rest of the album. That aside, Sleep of Reason is an eloquent release.
  7. 60
    It’s just a shame he can’t bring them together as a coherent whole.

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