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In Amber

Hercules & Love Affair

In Amber

Album number five from Andy Bulter's disco/house project working in collaboration with Anohni (formerly lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons)

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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There is redemption, strength and love here too: not as an easy, comforting pay-off, but as consistent flavours within the heady brew
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  2. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    An exceptional return from Butler, In Amber is exhilarating in its experimentation. There’s no doubt this will be held in high regard with Hercules & Love Affair fans, and will continue to be adored by younger generations in years to come, too
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  3. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A dark and dramatic rebirth
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  4. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    Stripping away the dancefloor euphoria of his most recognizable work, Andy Butler’s latest is a moody left-turn highlighted by some winning collaborations with ANOHNI
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  5. 6.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    At times you can practically feel him straining for it all to Mean Something, but Butler remains a powerful and important voice in music, even when a particular album doesn’t fully succeed
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  6. 6.0 |   Crack

    On In Amber, Butler ventures into new emotional landscapes with passion and an open heart. At times, these feelings are left unanswered, or incomplete; in an album rich with stories, the ending is still unclear
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  7. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s an intense set of tracks, but another evolution of Hercules & Love Affair’s sound that turns up a few genuine highlights
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  8. 5.0 |   musicOMH

    Disco beats and poppy lyrics are replaced by something more rootsy, abrasive, and confrontational on Andy Butler’s latest
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  9. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    Andy Butler's first album as Hercules & Love Affair in five years is riddled with discomfort, making for a harsh listen
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