AOTY 2017
Under the Sun
Mark Pritchard - Under the Sun
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #251 / 722
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2016 Ratings: #197
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Somewhat fragmented yet totally spellbinding.

80
XLR8R

Under The Sun is Mark Pritchard’s most consistent piece of work in some time, one that is beautifully conceived and produced with restraint and an overall vision that, most of the time, only an artist of considerable experience can muster.

80
PopMatters

The strength of Under the Sun rests with his continued spirit of collaboration and his eclectic style, recognizing the endless possibilities of infusing pop elements into electronic music’s abstract spirit.

80
Uncut

It’s when he wanders off-piste with Bibio, Thom Yorke and Linda Perhacs that the record comes alive, and these instrumental tracks then play a vital supporting role.

76
Pitchfork

Deeply atmospheric and richly impressionistic, Under the Sun is an easy album to disappear into.

72
Resident Advisor

Under The Sun isn't the major departure that it seems on the surface, but rather a pleasant detour through mythical, imagined landscapes.

70
Exclaim!

On Under the Sun, Pritchard has managed to create a highly listenable and well-sequenced piece of art out of a collection of ostensibly illogical ideas.

60
Under The Radar

It's a sinuous and, at times, difficult listen, but these songs are supple enough to sink into, given space and the necessary inclination.

Jun 27, 2016
SiberianBreaks
84
Mark Pritchard's debut for Warp Records is a complete left turn from the electronic musician's usual style into something heavily more atmospheric and for me, it turned out better than anything I could ever believe. Considering that all of Mark's work has been based around danceable, club music with acts such as Africa Hitech, this is almost the complete opposite of what most would expect to hear from him. Here we get something that largely echoes the sounds of 70's progressive ... read more
Jul 23, 2016
MarkCooper
79
Cold and calculated, but still sounds so organic. Like a breathing computer; it reminds me of Blade Runner. Spectacular album with a ton of playback value.
May 16, 2016
noonoo97
76
Trippy as fuck nearly fell asleep listening to this but kept on going and ye really good album
Jul 22, 2016
EMR
80
Mark Pritchard's Under the Sun is one of the most enigmatic (and yet rewarding) sonic experiences 2016 has to offer. Now in Warp Records, the visionary producer delivers an interesting collection of surreal, bright and vivid electronic soundpaintings that follow some sort of exoteric narrative throughout the mazes of human comprehension. It is a slow-burner of a record with much to offer, despite its puzzlying and not-so-accessible structure that takes its time while engulfing the listener ... read more
Jun 2, 2016
zaxapitsa
NR
Mucho mejor de lo que parece a simple vista.
Track List
  1. ?
  2. Give It Your Choir (feat. Bibio)
  3. Infrared
  4. Falling
  5. Beautiful People (feat. Thom Yorke)
  6. Where Do They Go, The Butterflies
  7. Sad Alron
  8. You Wash My Soul (feat. Linda Perhacs)
  9. Cycles Of 9
  10. Hi Red
  11. Ems
  12. The Blinds Cage (feat. Beans)
  13. Dawn of the North
  14. Khufu
  15. Rebel Angels
  16. Under the Sun
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, philthy, patton


Added on: March 21, 2016