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Queen of Golden Dogs

Vessel

Queen of Golden Dogs

Third album from Bristol-based electronic artist Seb Gainsborough

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Tri Angle
UK Release date
09/11/2018
US Release date
09/11/2018
  1. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    After a four-year absence, Vessel's Queen of Golden Dogs leaves behind desolate beats for stunningly over-saturated electronic and chamber compositions
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  2. 8.2 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A non-household album by an oft-overlooked electronic artist/producer, Queen of Golden Dogs is an intriguing, mysteriously intelligent dark horse of a record. Fans of broader electronic/experimental pieces, prepare to be delighted in the delirious lunacy of Vessel’s apex-to-date
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  3. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    A gloriously weird electro-odyssey
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  4. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Leaving behind the beats of his previous work, the Bristol producer takes up chamber instruments, choral arrangements, and digital mayhem on a dizzying album about the nature of the self
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  5. 8.0 |   Crack

    This is an extraordinary, exhilarating and unstable piece of art where beauty and affection exist right next to upheaval and metamorphosis, just like life
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  6. 7.8 |   Resident Advisor

    What's most impressive is Gainsborough's commitment to integrating classical music on Queen Of Golden Dogs. The results, far from being grandiose, are rough, eloquent and compassionate
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  7. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Gainsborough makes his point across nine drastically different tracks that range from austere choral performances (Torno-me eles e nau-u) to pitch-bent harpsichord instrumentals (Arcanum)
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  8. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Queen Of Golden Dogs is Vessel at their most direct and bold, and the result is often overwhelming, sometimes confusing, and always fascinating
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  9. 7.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    The most successful (and most fascinating) tracks are those that engage with the dancefloor, or at least with rhythm, rather than do away with it completely
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  10. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    It’s manic, energetic, and wild, and it makes some of the tamer experiments on the album look staid by comparison
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  11. 6.0 |   Mojo

    This is an engrossing ride. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Ultimately, Queen of Golden Dogs asserts Vessel’s position as a key contributor to Bristol’s continually evolving sound
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