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A Situation

Wrangler

A Situation

Third album from the electronic trio that includes Cabaret Voltaire's Stephen Mallinder, Ben Edwards (aka Benge) and Tunng's Phil Winter

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Bella Union
UK Release date
28/02/2020
US Release date
28/02/2020
  1. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Not so much an electronic supergroup, more a retro-futurist sonic museum. It uses Benge's collection of antique analogue synthesisers to create some pulsating dance music. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Brutally honest lyrically and deliciously more-ish in its rhythmic, electronic intensity. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Long Live Vinyl

    For all it explores dystopian visions, Situation is also a playful dance record packed with belting tunes – and heaven knows we could do with the sense of fun this imbues right now
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    Prepare yourself mentally - you may start to believe the matrix is real
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  5. 8.0 |   music OMH

    This highly rhythmic exploration of the confusing and challenging era in which we live suggests that music can invite us to consider complex questions and phenomena just as effectively as scholarly work – and you can’t dance to a PhD thesis
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  6. 7.0 |   All Music

    The situation of the world might be increasingly dire, but Wrangler aren't entering panic mode just yet. They still feel that something can be done about all of this, and being able to have fun, dance, and create music helps immensely
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  7. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s an album that is half way between a Boiler Room set and a launchpad falling down the stairs, peaking when it’s the latter: a scrappy futurist rumination
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