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Power

Lotic

Power

Debut full-length album from the Houston-born Berlin-based electronic producer J'Kerian Morgan

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Tri Angle
UK Release date
13/07/2018
US Release date
13/07/2018
  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Everywhere, analog instruments accelerate at such incredible speeds that their tones seem at once both fully physical and fully digital; they’re undeniably both of these things and yet it’s impossible to hear them as anything but a unified whole
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    The album's message is one of fearlessness and self-empowerment, and it's the most inspiring work Lotic has crafted
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  3. 8.5 |   The 405

    While Power conjures up one of the most hectic, impenetrable, and eclectic listening experiences of the year, it’s above all, a true rags to riches story, one that complexingly captures a struggling artist on the verge of fulfilling immense potential
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    There is an inherent power embedded within Lotic's debut album of the same name, one that explores the conceptual recesses in vital fashion
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  5. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    This is hard music, but it is also radically pleasurable, and deserves to be heard very widely
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  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Producer extraordinaire Lotic makes a turn from the asphyxiating sound of Heterocetera and Agitations, and produces a work of emotive depth in Power.
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  7. 8.0 |   music OMH

    A highly impressive body of work from a producer who continues to engage and surprise with each release
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  8. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    On Power, Lotic shows that there are no boundaries and no blueprint to their craft, both musically and conceptually
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  9. 8.0 |   Resident Advisor

    Morgan's music can be dizzyingly frantic, but there's a compelling emotional intelligence within it
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  10. 8.0 |   Clash

    Lotic has pushed the envelope sonically, and compositionally, to create a brave and breathtaking view of gender in 2018 and, ultimately, what it means to be alive
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  11. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Gnarly, emotionally powerful electronica
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  12. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Explores at the idea of power in the world and within themself, tiptoeing the line between exuberance and terror
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  13. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Though the threat of violence looms overhead and moments of beauty are rarely allowed to exist unscathed, Power’s optimism is dizzying
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  14. 7.0 |   Crack

    Perhaps Power’s greatest quality is that while it’s no less experimental than previous EPs, Lotic’s decision to add their own vocals peels open a sensitive core inside their creations – one which you might not have spotted previously
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  15. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Lotic turns dance music textures into abstract expressionism – the results are sometimes protest, sometimes singer-songwriter statement, sometimes sheer dystopia, but usually fascinating
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  16. 7.0 |   Uncut

    There's a thoughtful restraint to the compositions, swerving back and forth between quiet euphoria and shell-shocked dystopia. Print edition only

  17. 6.7 |   Earbuddy

    Sometimes there's too much power
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  18. 6.0 |   Q

    It's a tough listen but pays off with dazzling highs such as Bulletproof, the blueprint for a reconstructed avant-pop paradigm. Print edition only

  19. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    This is a clanging, disruptive splatter of a debut, which speaks to the frustration of otherness through sheer feeling, rather than easily digestible vocals
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  20. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Messy and candid, in a way that imitates movement and turmoil
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