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on 31 December 2013
It's not really fair to judge an album by its press, but this has to be the biggest 'Emperor's New Clothes' album of 2013. People seemed overly keen to praise this to the skies as a masterpiece, even before they'd heard it.
It's not bad as such, but it sounds very much like a Synclavier demo CD from about 1983. Or a library CD from the same era. Sampled and synthetic voices are chopped up, alongside occasional Philip Glass-style arpeggios and organs. And that's it, pretty much.
Contrary to the great depth and import people seem to be ascribing to this album, it simply is what it is.