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  • Summary: The first full-length in four years for Sam Shepherd as Floating Points features strings and woodwinds in additional to classic electronica synths.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 21, 2019
    85
    The 45 minutes of his new record are a textural deep-dive into the patterns and pleasures of the psyche, and it is both fascinating and fascinated in its results.
  2. Uncut
    Oct 14, 2019
    80
    Shepherd's most eclectic album to date, a richly pleasurable balancing act between brain and body, academic seminar and night club, cerebral experiment and sensory feast. [Nov 2019, p.32]
  3. Oct 14, 2019
    80
    Crush may be some of Floating Points’ most assertive work, but sinking into its rich and deeply layered textures reaps countless rewards.
  4. 80
    Crush is an insight into Shepherd’s brilliant mind and – such is the sheer variety of this album – a way to inspire one’s own imagination.
  5. Q Magazine
    Oct 22, 2019
    80
    Packed with mesmerising detail yet powerful enough to dance to, the result is electronic music that radiates intelligence and emotion. [Dec 2019, p.109]
  6. Oct 25, 2019
    80
    Truly, an album to savour.
  7. Mojo
    Oct 14, 2019
    60
    A decent album, but perhaps not the one some of us were hoping for. [Nov 2019, p.95]

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Oct 26, 2019
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The album is cold and soithing frim start to finish. Surpassing multiple frequencies and emotional scapes. It reminds me of OPN Replica as a sense of mourning radiates throughout the albums duration. Expand