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DRIFT Series 1


DRIFT Series 1

A six disc set from techno / electronic duo Karl Hyde and Rick Smith is the culmination of a year-long exercise in recording a releasing a song every week

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  1. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    To say Underworld's Drift Series 1 is an immersive experience is an understatement. It's an album that invites you to pitch a tent in it and hunker down for a month. Both Rick Smith and Karl Hyde sound inspired
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  2. 9.0 |   The Music

    Astonishingly, Underworld have pulled off the incredible: six discs that don’t feel overwhelming or indulgent. Drift consistently accelerates then cruises in a different direction, before taking off again in a new one. Enjoy the ride
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  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    Getting some of it out is DRIFT’s greatest achievement and a testament to the possibilities opened up by the digital landscape: direct-to-fan engagement, exclusive downloads and ticket pre-sales, the works. By taking all these ideas and running with them, Underworld has rushed in where most artists fear to tread
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  4. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Underworld remain progenitors and continue to excel at electronica embedded with a human heart—no matter how robotic the vocals, they conjure emotional states, even away from the dance floor. And here continue to carve out new heights in the ever-evolving digital shimmer
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  5. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    To even summarise each moment of Drift is a challenge. What I can say is the elements of surprise and familiarity work together to form a deep, dark and wonderful hole, unmanageable by its very nature, and beautifully chaotic
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  6. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A year’s worth of inspiration
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  7. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It is far more than a nostalgic re-tread of past glories
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