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Fatima Al Qadiri


Second album of experimental electronica from the Kuwait-born producer

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  1. 8.5 |   Beardfood

    It's engrossing, but a difficult listen for non-inclined
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    Al Qadiri has invoked her own personal brand of protest in a world in which discussion over that right has become ever more charged
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s an unsettling vision of the breakdown of democracy and the confusion that surrounds the political powers and the increasingly enraged masses.
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Beats hit like police baton rounds, sirens wail and every chord feels significant. Print edition only

  5. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Bloodied protestors, deleted emails, and corrupt media are all plot points in this self-fulfilling screenplay. Fatima Al Qadiri’s Brute is its forlorn score
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  6. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    When it’s working, there is a certain panache in the high-powered, informationally dense musical speedballs she creates
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  7. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    The moments when Brute really comes to life are those when it leaves overt references behind and heads towards starker and more emotionally ambiguous places
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  8. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Taken purely on musical terms, Brute is an excellent album. As a concept album, it’s a flop
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    The producer's composites of real and simulated elements make for surreal listening
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  10. 6.0 |   Crack

    While the music of Brute is at no points devoid of atmosphere or emotion and Al Qadiri’s message is spoken loud and clear, it’s a little disappointing that she’s employed such a similar soundscape across projects with major thematic differences
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  11. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Al Qadiri’s sound design uses field recordings from protest marches and police scanners to create a chilling, menacing listen
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  12. 6.0 |   Q

    This rarely makes for easy listening. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   NOW

    The usually abstract musician’s most blunt and accessible work to date
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  14. 5.0 |   Resident Advisor

    It's clear from her interviews and previous projects that she aims to be a critical force in dance music, but Brute feels too shallow for what's behind it
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