Andy Stott   Too Many Voices
3.5
great
Release Date: 2016
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3.6 greatErwann S. STAFF | March 19th 19

So it's like UK Bass mixed with ambient tech & post-industrial. Definitely interesting. On My Mind is, as people born in 2000 would say, a bop.

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4.0 excellentAlabaster Jones | November 30th 16

I don't know what these voices are saying to Andy Stott, but if they had anything to do with how this album turned out then he should listen to them more often. I've always understood techno as a more or less "clean" genre, just based on the way it sounds. It's repetitive, seamless, and very rarely has any dents or dings to speak of. Stott kind of subverts this notion on Too Many Voices in that it thrives on those dents and dings. Thus, what is usually very repetitive lends itself to some more variation, and the songs definitely do not suffer from lack of structure or pacing despite this. Everything is very meticulous in its development, and it all comes together so beautifully, especially when there's vocals involved. It takes some measure of U.K. bass along with it, but Stotts ambient tech/dub tech style is one not hard at all to appreciate, and is ultimately refreshing when you take in just how human these electronic sounds can be.

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2.5 averageTheManMachine | July 7th 16

Semi-intriguing skewed electro that fiddles in both the weird and the genteel, the overblown deformities and the airy twinkles, the disquieting and the quiet -- and as semi-intriguing skewed electro oft-tends to, the bulk of it feels bumbling, cobbled together with its stitches showing, going out of its way to evade the groove. Sections of stimulation seem lost in all this staggering+stagnation and any sense of solid connectivity is out the window, pitch-shifts encumber far more than they enhance, and those huntin' for plenteous melodies should go hunt elsewhere. Just in case you were curious, no there isn't too many voices; an adequate amount actually -- but in concurrence with the "tunes", they don't really accomplish much.

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