U&I - Leila
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the electronic producer/artist who has worked with Bjork features Mt. Sims.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
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  1. Jan 23, 2012
    80
    Intense and claustrophobic, it's a surprisingly revelatory record that captures the highs and lows of human experience and existence.
  2. Jan 25, 2012
    80
    A batty, compelling, smart and unusual soundtrack.
  3. Feb 3, 2012
    80
    This new U&I long player is a welcomed return to form and Leila's most gripping work to date.
  4. Jan 23, 2012
    70
    Whilst it might not always be a pleasurable listen, there's something visceral and exciting about this music.
  5. Jan 27, 2012
    62
    Strangely, pairing with just Mt. Sims on U&I appears to have resulted in less-focused output, with the duo gradually circling a grimy musical plughole, only managing to pull themselves out via less cluttered material in the back half of the record.
  6. Jan 30, 2012
    60
    Together [Mt Sims] and Leila forge a suitably avant-garde partnership ... conjuring up a febrile, vital rush of looped, monotone vocals, buzzing electronics and fractured beats. [Feb 2012, p. 107]
  7. Jan 23, 2012
    40
    Challenges are often rewarding, but there isn't much reward for submitting to this particular test.

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