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The Nature Of Imitation

Dorian Concept

The Nature Of Imitation

Second album from the Austrian electronic composer Flying Lotus associate Oliver Thomas Johnson

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    A prime example of an established artist brilliantly redefining and redeveloping their sound to the highest degree. It's also a prime album
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  2. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    A glorious return to chaos
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    The sound of Dorian Concept systematically deconstructing various genres, stripping them back to the bones underneath and then rearranging them one layer at a time until he has a new form
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  4. 7.8 |   Resident Advisor

    These songs are occasionally touched by a soulful melancholy, connecting them to what Johnson called the "chamber music" of Joined Ends. But their animating spirit is a bright, brash exuberance and a giddy sense of freedom
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  5. 7.6 |   Earbuddy

    Brainfeeder stays on a roll with the label's new album from Dorian Concept
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  6. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    On his second solo album, Austrian producer and Flying Lotus associate Oliver Johnson puts his own eclectic spin on FlyLo’s brand of over-caffeinated astral jazz and hiccuping robo-breaks.
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  7. 6.0 |   Q

    An album of abundant imagination, if elusive meaning. Print edition only

  8. 6.0 |   Crack

    Somewhere in the musical progression between his first and second albums, the comforting naivety of Dorian Concept’s melodies has been swapped for a percussive technicality that maybe doesn’t offer quite such a rich sonic seam
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