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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for Houston-based electronic producer Eric Burton.
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  1. Nov 4, 2015
    82
    What Burton nails on Communion is how to fold in sounds from all over--electronic music and the real world--to make powerful and terrifying music in 2015. If the club is a shelter from an oppressive and dangerous society, then Communion is what waits outside.
  2. Oct 29, 2015
    80
    While he’s tugging at strings that have been otherwise picked up by the stable of Berlin’s PAN (M.E.S.H., Helm, and Visionist) or his Tri Angle labelmates past and present (Arca and Lotic), his extreme repetition of these familiar sounds pushes them euphoric.
  3. Oct 27, 2015
    80
    For some Communion will be too discordant, too warlike, too brutal to their sensibilities, a direct threat to their notions of what is "beautiful" in their world. But the chrome plated harshness of Rabit's music brings out a different form of joy, a pleasure that comes from catharsis, frustration, and alienation.
  4. Nov 9, 2015
    80
    A haunting debut, Communion finds Rabit living up to his potential in stark, beautifully ugly and angry ways.
  5. Oct 27, 2015
    79
    Communion plays out like a kind of fever dream, a delirium of cold sweat and disturbing visions in which there are only brief moments of daylight before you're plunged back into the maelstrom once more.
  6. Oct 27, 2015
    70
    There are a few tear-out moments (see the unhinged 'Black Gates' and the volatile 'Burnerz'), but the biggest rewards come from more alien and introspective moments such as 'Glass Harp Interlude'.
  7. Uncut
    Oct 27, 2015
    70
    Can feel somewhat alienating, but worth sticking with. [Dec 2015, p.76]

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