• Record Label: Strut
  • Release Date: May 28, 2013
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. Aug 9, 2013
    80
    If you have a weakness for fat synth sounds and sputtering early drum machines committed to reel-to-reel tape, this stuff could set you swooning.
  2. Q Magazine
    Aug 9, 2013
    80
    The notoriously repressive Ceausescu-era authorities clearly didn't know what to make of Rosca, but his music sounds fantastic today. [Jul 2013, p.109]
  3. Aug 9, 2013
    80
    This is some of the raddest music you’re likely to hear this year. Rad in its overall excellentness and radical as to its forward-thinking nature, sounding so even today, though recorded at the height of Ceausescu’s suppression and censorship.
  4. Aug 9, 2013
    80
    Despite the barebones recording techniques and instruments--East German drum machines, a toy Casio and a Soviet-made Faemi organ, all recorded and overdubbed on primitive Tesla machines--the sounds on The Lost Tapes are immersive, complex and also difficult to classify.
  5. Aug 9, 2013
    80
    It’s not all doom and gloom--though it is mostly chopped-and-twisted electro paranoia.

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