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LA Priest - Inji
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2015 Ratings: #146 / 742
User Score
Based on 40 ratings
2015 Ratings: #228
June 29, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Indietronica / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
NME
As La Priest, he’s made one of the debuts of the year.
90
The Line of Best Fit

Overall, this is a potentially classic debut and Dust has clearly used his time away appropriately. Rather than rushing into something, Inji is a complex compilation of his finest material. It's good to finally have him back.

80
The Guardian
Dust’s skewed approach to synthpop, funk and electronica feels unbridled and explorative, serving as a reminder that pulling from a variety of influences can produce sparkling results when done by a capable pair of hands.
80
Clash
'Inji' is a good album. It's one of the best albums to have been released this year, which says a lot about Dust's ability as a composer. One thing's for sure - he certainly has it in him to make a great album.
80
Under The Radar
If LA Priest has anything to prove, it's that isolation breeds a new collective warmth as wraps experimental electronics in sheets of funk, all for a record that feels years beyond its debut stamp.
80
PopMatters

Tonally, Inji is a compulsively dynamic record, and for as much space as Dust covers over its runtime, his experiments and his more conventional inclinations very rarely miss the mark.

70
AllMusic

Vulnerable, seductive, and expansive, Inji is a promising reintroduction to Eastgate's music that honors his past while moving forward.

70
The 405

Inji is an erratic debut album, an invitation to go forward into weirder territories with Dust in the future. As invitations go, however, it's intriguing enough to take up.

70
Loud and Quiet
It’s an intriguing blend of old and new, of experimental and tried and tested, offering a few playful surprises along the way.
67
Consequence of Sound
Taking a more avant-garde approach than the Lawrence brothers and Terje, Dust has woven together funk, electro, disco, and weeping guitar melodies into a digitized language as eccentric as its creator.
60
DIY
This is a pop artist finding his feet, not some musical scientist solving an impossible puzzle. The sooner LA Priest realises its future-pop intentions, the more effective that time machine will prove.
May 22, 2016
adambdonoval
83
Fresh and new, astonishing debut album.
Feb 3, 2016
NR
Incredibly interesting fusion which has various peaks throughout between dissonant hiatuses. Left thinking 'I need more'.
Dec 7, 2015
65
Disturbed pop, rather self-complacent, looking for a reason between challenge and pleasure.
And it's sure that Sam Dust hasn't decided yet.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#23/Dummy
#33/NME
#38/Under the Radar
Track List
  1. Occasion
  2. Lady's In Trouble with the Law
  3. Gene Washes With New Arm
  4. Oino
  5. Party Zute / Learning to Love
  6. Lorry Park
  7. Night Train
  8. Fabby
  9. A Good Sign
  10. Mountain
Contributions By
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Added on: June 14, 2015