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  • Summary: The fourth album for Sasha Ring under the name Apparat is his first on the Mute label.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Oct 13, 2011
    80
    The Devil's Walks minimal electronic landscape is mesmerizing and perfect for a quiet, rainy day of contemplation.
  2. Sep 26, 2011
    80
    It's the type of album that can be enjoyed on the surface, as pleasant background listening, or as a deeply immersive experience.
  3. Sep 19, 2011
    80
    The Devil's Walk creates a compelling mix of programming virtuosity, songcraft, and plaintive vocals, with spastic blips fluttering amid languid string washes, while a 
mechanical scrim obscures and accentuates the underlying emotions.
  4. Sep 28, 2011
    80
    Try it once and you'll be back for more--even if you're a long term convert to the beautifully sculpted world of Apparat.
  5. Oct 26, 2011
    75
    It's okay to mourn Apparat's past and question his trajectory. Just don't ignore what rests at the center: a record that, if nothing more, soaks in the present moment.
  6. Oct 18, 2011
    70
    It's a midpoint between densely-orchestrated post-rock and ambient electro, and the results are pretty captivating.
  7. Sep 21, 2011
    60
    If only there was more drama of this sort here, and a little less schmaltz, to bolster Ring's talent as an arranger and a producer.

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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. Oct 6, 2011
    7
    A really sad and emotional affair. Moments of engrossing instrumentation, but not quite enough to displace the droning and uninteresting sounds when it's off. Expand