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Hauschka

What If

Eighth album of avante-garde electronic music / contemporary classical from Dusseldorf-based pianist Volker Bertelmann

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
City Slang
UK Release date
31/03/2017
US Release date
31/03/2017
  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    This is a refreshingly gridless and affecting music, with serrated clicks and muted arpeggios wandering organically in and out of time. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   Mixmag

    With the bar already set very high, he may just have produced his best record yet
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    On What If, Hauschka delivers an unbuttoned works that's just as revitalizing for the listener as it sounds for the artist
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The results present a dense mesh of disparate tempos, hypnotic rhythms and passages of glittering beauty. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    One of his most intellectually and emotionally engaging albums
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    If you agree to follow along with its subtle modulations in mood and makeup, it will prove to be an edifying listen
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  7. 7.0 |   Clash

    An intense kind of dialogue between man and machine, and draws from the typically organic piano sound a new, otherworldly texture
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  8. 6.0 |   Q

    Post-classical keyboard pieces given extra depth by textured electronics. Print edition only


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