- Record Label: ADA
- Release Date: Oct 29, 2013
- Summary: The debut full-length release for the Australian techno duo of Alex Murray and Mark Smith was recorded over 10 days.
- Record Label: ADA
- Genre(s): Electronic, Techno
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Positive: 6 out of 6
Mixed: 0 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
Dec 5, 2013The LP's 11 tracks play like a string of variations on two or three ideas, but most of Murray's and Smith's experimenting is strong enough that Syndrome Syndrome sounds more like a collection of singles written by a veteran outfit dedicated to perfecting one beloved sound.
Dec 5, 2013They might be skeletal and drained of colour, but their tracks have an unpredictable, wandering spirit that makes them far more than listless jamming.
Dec 5, 2013When the whole thing drops back to its kickdrum-hi-hat backbone in the closing minute, it’s as stringent, and as satisfying, as any techno moment of recent times.
Dec 5, 2013A better way to appreciate the record isn’t in one beefy sitting, but rather in bitesize portions. Devour it slowly and you’ll be able to savour its flavour.
UncutDec 9, 2013At times their desire to wrongfoot the listener can seem deliberately perverse, but when they properly collapse down a wormhole, as they do on second-half highlights "Magicville" and "Success In Circuit," the results are terrifically psychedelic. [Jan 2014, p.72]
Dec 9, 2013Syndrome Syndrome offers some rewards, but it may have been a fraction too soon for them to make their first move.
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