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Asiatisch

Fatima Al Qadiri

Asiatisch

Debut album from the Kuwaiti artist, musician and composer whose work is inspired by her experience in the Gulf War

ADM rating[?]

7.0

Label
Hyperdub
UK Release date
19/05/2014
US Release date
06/05/2014
  1. 10.0 |   Time Out

    The results of this care and precision are sublime. ‘Asiatisch’ is a future bass masterpiece from one of the most exciting producers around
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    With so much theory and style to cut through before you get to the actual music, it's to the album's credit that it often stands up as much more than just a high-brow, Edward Said-inspired thought experiment
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  3. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    More engaging even than this clever, subtle album is the thought of where this ambitious, whip-smart producer might turn next for inspiration
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  4. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A head-spinning, adventurous and compelling set of sounds spliced and diced to impress
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  5. 8.0 |   Fact

    Pulling off a stunningly realised portrait of the dilution of that culture through globalised eyes. Al Qadiri doesn’t just walk the line, she stride
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  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    The quality of her music has finally caught up with her artistic ambitions
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  7. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    Sometimes there’s little more than a crisp trap snare and a bass welt or two; often there are glassy, MIDI-indebted synth lines padding away
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  8. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The ambition is staggering and for Fatima Al Qadiri to have made Asiatisch both a coherent listen and a sensible comment on western perception it means we’ve not only got a talented musician on our hands but also an extremely wise cultural commentator
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  9. 6.0 |   Q

    Her use of layered synthetic sounds echoes the experimental electronics of Brooklyn's Oneohtrix Point Never. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    Calculated and austere, a fitting soundtrack to the machinations of global capita
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  11. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Gradually however, the feeling emerges that in places Asiatisch may be stronger in concept than it is in practice
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  12. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    As erudite and wildly impenetrable as its maker
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  13. 5.0 |   NME

    Minimal to the point of hollow and glacially paced to the point of boredom
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