Christ. - album review (4 stars)



Blue Shift Emmisions



Christ.’s real skill is in his lightness of touch. Deft strokes, swathes, echoes, and pulses give this, his second long playing offering, a playful warmth which of late has been driven from so much electronic music in favour of a brutal fashionista stomp of curt, clinical strokes. This machine music suggests less of a trip out, more of a trip in; probably painstakingly constructed but light and effortless. Black Dog, Pete Namlook and Boards of Canada may be quick reference points for this particular kind of analogue bubblebath, but there is enough grit and substance in Christ.’s effusive tones to stop the most fevered cynic in his tracks, not to mention a great deal of heart in these streams of zeroes and ones.


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