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Rainbow Edition

Hype Williams

Rainbow Edition

Fourth album of lo-fi experimental psych pop from Berlin-based Anglo-Estonian duo

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  1. 8.0 |   Crack

    Touching, beguiling stuff
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  2. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Is Hype Williams a person? A group? Or just an idea? We’re not sure, and long may it continue that way
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  3. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Although lighter in its detached emotional touch, whoever’s making this, the mystery of the music dovetails with the puzzle of Hype Williams as perfectly as it ever has – 20 weird ideas of hypnagogic pop at different stages of gestation
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  4. 7.0 |   Resident Advisor

    We'll likely never know who's behind the album, and in any case Hype Williams was always more than just a riddle to be solved
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  5. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Rainbow Edition evokes encroaching dread
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  6. 7.0 |   Mixmag

    The first indication of how this new incarnation will differ from the last
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  7. 6.4 |   Pitchfork

    Full of sludgy 808s and cheap synths
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  8. 6.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

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  9. 6.0 |   All Music

    Anyone who missed Hype Williams the first time around should start with any of the group's early albums rather than this, but there's no guarantee that they'll make any more sense
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  10. 6.0 |   The Observer

    It might feel aimless, but the meandering is beautifully immersive
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  11. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Some of the tracks are pleasingly punchdrunk trip-hop instrumentals that cry out for a top line, however meandering
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