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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Henry Laufer as Shlohmo features a guest appearance from D33J.
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  • Record Label: True Panther Sounds
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Left-Field Hip-Hop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Apr 14, 2015
    80
    Young, sexy, and chic, Dark Red is an album that undeniably is made for this moment, blurring the lines among past, present, and future in a way that could appeal to both EDM neophytes and history-obsessed nerds.
  2. Apr 13, 2015
    80
    The resulting album successfully fleshes out Shlohmo's previous sound into his most accomplished work so far, and ultimately manages to find hope in darkness.
  3. 75
    You could argue that Dark Red is a bit samey in places, but that's kind of the point.
  4. The rattling drums and broad, ambient synths on closer ‘Beams’ represent a rare foray into a fuller sound, but, for the most part, Dark Red plays out like the soundtrack to a creepy sci-fi-horror flick.
  5. 67
    With Dark Red, Shlohmo channels his pain into scintillating electronic exploits that riff off his emotions but don’t lodge.
  6. Uncut
    Apr 29, 2015
    60
    He roughs up synth-wave and jungle on "Apathy" and "Fading," but does so with a certain tenderness. [Jun 2015, p.81]
  7. Under The Radar
    Apr 16, 2015
    50
    Too much here feels incomplete. [Apr - May 2015, p.89]

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  1. Apr 26, 2015
    10
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  2. Apr 16, 2015
    6
    The tracks on this album were very hit or miss with me. I would say overall I enjoyed the album enough. It had a lot of strong tracks, such asThe tracks on this album were very hit or miss with me. I would say overall I enjoyed the album enough. It had a lot of strong tracks, such as Meet Ur Maker, Emerge From Smoke, and Slow Descent. However, weaker tracks, such as opener Ten Days of Falling, feel like they have a lot of potential but hold back. Expand