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  • Summary: This is the sixth full-length studio release for the German electronic producer and his first with the Ghostly International in over six years.
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  • Record Label: Ghostly International
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Techno, Downtempo, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Minimal Techno
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 31, 2020
    70
    Dwell is an indefinite, amorphous album that constantly shapes and reshapes itself. Once again, Recondite has produced an enigmatic, ruminative minimal techno album that finds him successfully reconnecting and then further exploring the sounds that he used so strikingly on Hinterland.
  2. Jan 31, 2020
    70
    Overall, Dwell is a stirring album best enjoyed at home during the middle of winter, when the weather renders venturing outdoors a fool's task.
  3. Jan 31, 2020
    70
    So we have an artist who's found a very comfortable groove, continues to produce from it, and plenty of people love him for it. It may be an enormous cop-out to say that if you like Recondite you'll probably like Dwell, and if you don't like Recondite (or you're a music writer) you probably won't. But, like Brunner's music, some things really are that simple.
  4. Jan 31, 2020
    50
    Although the quality of the album tends to range drastically, it does offer a few glimpses as to why his music is so strongly followed. In the end, though, Dwell winds up being somewhat lukewarm.