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Master of static William Bevan with a short-form release of his uniquely atmospheric take on dubstep / techno / house

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  1. 10.0 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    It’s as if Kindred is a cloud gathering static energy throughout its first twenty minutes, only to finally explode into lightning sparks on “Ashtray Wasp”
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  2. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    Does what all great art should do: create a landscape that wasn't there before, a landscape that invites so much to explore that it is an exploration onto itself
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  3. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    He inadvertently takes his alter-ego, his downtrodden persona, and places it far above the highest echelons of both myth and legend. And to hear all that ... is to bear witness to an artist working at the apex of his talent
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  4. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A moment of unity after the 50 minutes of detachment on Untrue
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  5. 9.0 |   AU Review

    Impressive in its scale and even more so in its execution, Kindred will surely be regarded as a career highlight for Bevan
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  6. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    Many contemporaries have drawn a huge amount of influence from him. But those copyists fail to evoke anywhere near the same emotional responses ... it's the ongoing lack of explanation or justification within Burial's music that makes it such a compelling listen
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  7. 8.7 |   Pitchfork

    Never before has his music possessed this much majesty, this much command, this much power
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  8. 8.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    Despite its short length, Kindred provides as much of an experience as Untrue. And commendably, it’s a different one
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  9. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The irrefutable hypnotic prowess of a master at the peak of his powers
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  10. 8.0 |   Spin

    Menacing melodies enslaved by tense, frenetic dubstep propulsion
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  11. 8.0 |   The 405

    Carries his trade marks with frantic 2-stepping, modulated female vocal samples and crackling that is reminiscent of the pleasing sound of a needle dropping on old vinyl
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  12. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    There’s a sense of continuity here, of thematic variation, interruption, narrative, scale, that was only ever latent in Burial’s previous work
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  13. 8.0 |   All Music

    Editor's Rating Only - No Review
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  14. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The kaleidoscopic finale savors piano, wine glass clinks and the sound of fireworks in the distance, hinting at pop styles yet to be ignited
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