Illuminate

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  • Summary: The debut full-length electronic release for the British producer features the vocals of Gazelle Twin’s Elizabeth Bernholz.
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  1. Jun 12, 2014
    80
    This is a solid album more than capable of holding fans over until a second release.
  2. Q Magazine
    Jun 13, 2014
    80
    Illuminate is a powerful, sometimes overwhelming debut that pushes all the right buttons. [Jul 2014, p.103]
  3. Jun 12, 2014
    80
    The result of two years of head-down studio time, the Brighton-based producer has laced this debut with heart-racing drums that trip over each other and dark-hued synth rollers.
  4. Uncut
    Jun 12, 2014
    80
    Illuminate is a rich, alluring debut which nods to Orbital or The Chemical Brothers with its hooky melodies, pulsing analogue synths and supple breakbeat rhythms. [Jul 2014, p.69]
  5. Jun 12, 2014
    60
    It’s absolutely breathtaking in its audacity and intergalactic ambition, and even breathtakingly beautiful in places. But... it’s bloody tiring too.
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  1. Dec 19, 2014
    10
    One of the most moving electronical records of 2014. Stellar production with a classical touch and the haunting voice of Elisabeth BernholzOne of the most moving electronical records of 2014. Stellar production with a classical touch and the haunting voice of Elisabeth Bernholz which more than once reminds me of Beth Gibbons from Portishead. Highly recommended! Expand