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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the Berlin-based Italian synth artist is her first on the Editions Mego label.
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  1. May 23, 2019
    90
    It is big, bold and absolutely electrifying.
  2. May 23, 2019
    80
    Intense, emotional, and often revelatory, Ecstatic Computation further establishes Barbieri as a truly visionary artist.
  3. May 23, 2019
    80
    Even in its most unsettling moments, such as the silent gaps that punctuate the synth notes on closer ‘Bow of Perception’, Ecstatic Computation retains a sense of expanding horizons and joyful experiments.
  4. May 23, 2019
    80
    Ecstatic Computation is marked by sudden breaks from predictability. Stylistic influences and sonic textures are varied, yet they're cohesive. The result is an album that's both provocative and blissful.
  5. Jun 19, 2019
    80
    It’s hard to deny that this record is driven by texture and aura, rather than directly relatable content and meaning. But if you’re like me and can totally get with some heady sonics, this one’s a gem.
  6. May 23, 2019
    78
    For every track where Barbieri pushes her sound in new directions, there are others where she simply refines it.