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Aphex Twin

Collapse

Latest EP of experimental techno from Richard D. James, twelfth under the Aphex Twin moniker

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Warp
UK Release date
14/09/2018
US Release date
14/09/2018
  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    On Collapse, Aphex Twin's genre-bending techniques once again prove that electronic can be beautiful, playful and tantalising, if you can bear to sit outside your comfort zone
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  2. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Another entry in a remarkable run of work that Aphex Twin has been releasing since his return from a long and clearly necessary hiatus
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  3. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    A knotty, meticulous, and joyous collection that ranks among his best late-career albums
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  4. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    Aphex Twin's latest EP only furthers the legend of Richard D. James as one of electronic music's greatest if not THE greatest
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Every song on here is an absolute gem, and while it does sound like some of Aphex Twin's previous material, that's probably the best compliment it can get
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Somewhat ironically titled, Collapse ends up being one of Aphex's stronger post-2000 releases
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  7. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    While Collapse won't go down as one of James's landmark Aphex Twin releases, its consistency and striving ambition to keep moving the project forward, both as a familiar, welcome friend but one that challenges you incessantly is highly appreciated
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An unmissable return to form
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    Another excellent, deconstructionist addition to a musical canon like no other
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  10. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    On his latest EP, Aphex Twin abruptly pulls the rug from under your feet, turning his nostalgic IDM perspective into an etude on electronic music deconstruction
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  11. 7.5 |   The 405

    If the ingredients are familiar, James still knows how to make one hell of a meal out of them
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  12. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    For a once-hermetic artist, James's recent output has trended toward greater accessibility, but even by that measure, Collapse's biggest surprise lies in how warm and inviting it all is
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  13. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    NEW The electronic music innovator revisits some old tricks and falls down a dark dubby hole
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  14. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Collapse is a step away from James’s forays into ambient and jungle of the past, but the Aphex Twin identity still shines through in his inimitable take on IDM. The more things change, the more they stay the same
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