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Ghosts Of Then And Now

Illum Sphere

Ghosts Of Then And Now

Debut album from Manchester DJ and producer Ryan Hunn who is also the co-founder of Hoya:Hoya club nights

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  1. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Flashes of electronic folk and muted house, and washes of delicate post-dubstep round out an ambitious and rewarding debut
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    The peppery synths and restless loops mark out a soundscape that is rich in ideas, possibilities and haunting melodies
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    A lush, soulful and joyous debut that should haunt us for years to come. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    One of the year’s early electronic successes...
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  5. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    It’s a supremely impressive and affecting album that is certain to propel him to an even greater echelon
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Spirited debut whose diversity is its greatest asset. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   The 405

    The record produces a thematic blend of organic soundscapes and artificially sculpted, bass driven spaces. It's seemingly familiar and unfamiliar, the former a precursor that hooks you into new experience
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  8. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    It's the kind of record that makes you wonder, "How did we get here?" and skip back to find out, marveling at the seamlessness of the flux
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  9. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Thom Yorke is a fan, and this sits nicely alongside his work with Flying Lotus. Print edition only

  10. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Avoids the pitfalls of many an electronic album by not dwelling in a moment for too long
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  11. 7.0 |   NME

    Winds together techno and house, garage and jungle, hip-hop and Brazilian rhythms
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  12. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Hunn cleverly weaves in elements of footwork, spacey synths, and progressive bass music to compose a seductive and smokey groove, ripe with lush and savory appeal
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  13. 6.0 |   Fact

    Mostly the impression is one of chronic distraction; an endless ‘and then…’ style of exposition that quickly becomes exhausting
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  14. 6.0 |   The Music

    Patient listening will bring rewards, as discretely burbling electro such as Ra_Light opens up its charms gradually
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