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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles electronic producer features 30 tracks.
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  • Record Label: L.A. Club Resource
  • Genre(s): Electronic, House, Techno, Left-Field House, Left-Field Hip-Hop
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  1. Aug 11, 2016
    78
    Many of the tracks on Hangin' At The Beach, much like Pink's low-key classic "Life In LA," grapple with the paradox of feeling lonely and alienated in paradise. Perlman's able to evoke these ideas without lyrics, using a casual, collagist approach to create his most profound work to date.
  2. Aug 10, 2016
    75
    You get the sense that he can go pretty much anywhere sonically, and the brevity of each track combined with all the driving rhythms makes the record feel like a roller-coaster tour of his firing neurons.
  3. Aug 10, 2016
    70
    Fans of surrealist, lo-fi beats and the 1980s will finds Edwards' beach worth visiting.
  4. Aug 10, 2016
    70
    The album is clearly the product of the artist's singular vision rather than anything created with commercial expectations, and while certain listeners might find it indulgent or amateur-sounding, give it a chance and it might prove to be a rewarding, amusing listen.
  5. Aug 10, 2016
    60
    There are rhythms and sounds that instantly come off as nostalgic, but in the best moments the beats and textures merge to form something wholly unidentifiable.