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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for the Italian electronic artist features a guest appearance from Ben Vince.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. Mojo
    Mar 2, 2020
    80
    Gigi Masin bathes us in pure sunlight for 90 minutes. Emotional, but never over-wrought. [Feb 2020, p.91]
  2. Mar 2, 2020
    80
    The haunting chorus and zither strings of "Cry Winds Or Flames," the distorted, swampy drama of "Enter Venus" and the propulsive "The Water Sibyl" all offset the LP's drowsy qualities. Perhaps most crucially, Calypso also feels personal.
  3. Mar 2, 2020
    70
    This is an inspired album and potential goldmine of samples for future generations.
  4. Uncut
    Mar 2, 2020
    70
    It's clear Masin has not catered to his new hipster audience but rather remained true to his elemental vision. [Mar 2020, p.33]
  5. Mar 23, 2020
    67
    It’s a leisurely paced album with a lot of repetition. Each piece is full of slowly sighing synth passages and languorous piano melodies that mimic the strange way time dilates when you remove yourself from the rhythms of the city, the way an afternoon alone at the beach can feel like a beautiful eternity.
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  1. Apr 21, 2020
    8
    "Calypso" is the album that will help you immerse yourself in sounds and escape from reality.