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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for British electronic producer Alan Myson is said to have a "much greater focus into the sound design and palette."
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  1. Sep 7, 2018
    90
    It feels less like an album than a suite of movements, more akin to avant-garde, classical music than anything remotely approaching traditional electronic music. In that way, he has skillfully managed to reinvent himself further on an album of breathtaking scope and vision.
  2. 90
    In embracing a formlessness, he may have found a new, truer form for his work. In making this album, he has in fact created a world; perhaps not one you would want to inhabit, but one inspiring awe and dread in equal measure.
  3. Sep 6, 2018
    80
    Ital Tek hasn't completely abandoned his beat-heavy sound, Bodied stands as a brave and inventive direction--something that sounds slightly familiar but even more alien.
  4. Sep 6, 2018
    70
    Bodied is a few tracks longer than necessary, but its best moments are bewildering, and display Ital Tek's continued evolution as a sound designer.
  5. The Wire
    Sep 21, 2018
    70
    These are elements that need time to present themselves, on an album that requires a retreat inward. It’s the kind of mindquietening escape. [Oct 2018, p.55]
  6. Oct 2, 2018
    66
    [Blood Rain is] the track on Bodied that best reflects the influence of soundtrack work on Myson, music that feels powerful without being obvious or obtrusive. The rest of Bodied feels like a film score made for a blockbuster that isn't there. The LP's sculpted sound, dreamy sketches and haughty melodrama rarely feels like more than the sum of its often stunning parts.
  7. Mojo
    Sep 6, 2018
    60
    Its dense analogue assault envelopes you like a pea-souper. [Oct 2018, p.87]
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