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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the San Francisco-based experimental electronic-pop artist features vocals from Claire Tolan.
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Lonely at the Top
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  1. Jun 3, 2015
    90
    On paper, then, the concept of an album that comes so consummately out of this context may not be the most appealing. In reality, Herndon's second full-length proper, Platform, which does just that, is one of the best records you'll hear this year.
  2. May 15, 2015
    90
    It's always drifting, skilfully, from challenging noise to fragmented affection in the most beguiling way possible.
  3. May 21, 2015
    87
    Despite the wide scope of her project, Herndon’s ambitious efforts are appealingly multifaceted and personal, and Platform may turn out to be the most thought-provoking experimental electronic music release of the year.
  4. Excepting curious conceptual moments like massage fantasy ‘Lonely At The Top'--Platform can concentrate on being beautiful electronic pop: think The Knife 2.0, perhaps.
  5. May 14, 2015
    80
    It’s another classy effort from an increasingly great band.
  6. May 6, 2015
    75
    Platform is a record that reveals itself slowly. An intelligent, intoxicating electronica record that draws the listener in and revealing new truths as it goes.
  7. May 19, 2015
    60
    In its least engaging moments, Platform feels more like a homework assignment geared to some equivocal set than an album. In its better moments, it’s electronic music for the fourth-dimension.

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  1. May 21, 2015
    9
    This album can be interpreted from nuances. It relies on texture and the presentation of unusual sounds and synths. The small, instead of theThis album can be interpreted from nuances. It relies on texture and the presentation of unusual sounds and synths. The small, instead of the large, is in focus. It wants to make the sum of the parts greater than the whole. Through that philosophy, Herndon can invite you to enjoy a type of music that can only be brought on by the mentality of the digital age, an age that has created a social infatuation with culture, 6-second movies, and ASMR videos.

    It will stick to some commonalities with other artists like Aphex Twin and Amon Tobin, that might either persuade or dissuade listeners, but the album's different enough to be worth listening to despite opinion related to other IDM artists.

    It's also really good.
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  2. Aug 9, 2016
    8
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