Pantha du Prince
This Bliss

Dial
2007
A-
Reviewed by: Peter Chambers
Reviewed on: 2007-02-14



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Posted 02/16/2007 - 04:40:30 PM by Kerguelen:
 "Black ice" is such a fitting metaphor for this record. At times it sounds like the most amateurish pap, the kind of formulaic playing-by-the-presets genre techno released by the bucketload with fractals on the cover and horrible MSPainted titles. The music that appeals to burnt-out middle-aged ex-ravers who still think "Ambient" is exotic and underground... But then everything just sort of comes together, and the tracks momentarily reach a kind of unexplicable sonic depth. Just what is going on here?