The Cloud Making Machine - Laurent Garnier
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  • Summary: The noted French DJ and producer returns with his first album since 2000's 'Unreasonable Behaviour.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. This is probably the most adventurous musical journey of Garnier's life.
  2. Admittedly, not all of Cloud's most ambitious tracks work ou.... But in the end, it's Garnier's ambition, combined with his talent and professionalism, that make this an album worth seeking out.
  3. 80
    Once the headphones are in place, it becomes apparent that the Frenchman has indeed pulled off another masterful work. [Mar 2005, p.111]
  4. There is a feeling of being sucked into a mid-90s vortex here.
  5. A varied and interesting album that is also a bit hit-or-miss.
  6. Tracks like "Huis Clos"... can drag... And the garage rock of "(I Wanna Be) Waiting For My Plane" is an unwieldy cross between early Sonic Youth and Two Lone Swordsmen's axe-men incarnation. [#253, p.69]
  7. Garnier displays an ability to approximate several genres, yet betrays his fellow travelers by failing to infuse any of them with individuality or innovation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Daze
    Mar 30, 2005
    9
    Excellent departure from Mr. Garniers usual work, a trip through the bizarra and trippy, where AFX meets Dr. Patterson