Onism
Photay - Onism
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Rank: #100 / 624
User Score
Based on 38 ratings
August 11, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Astro Nautico / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

What Photay achieves on Onism is the contrast between full auditory saturation and expanding silence, brought to life by brilliant production.

80
The Skinny

To listen to Photay ... is to be continually taken aback by new sounds and sensations, and to marvel at how artfully Shornstein dissolves them together.

80
AllMusic

Taken together, for its somewhat lofty inspirations and complex construction, Onism is above all a fun listen, full of discovery, whimsy, and musicality. And it's got a good beat.

79
Pitchfork

Working within a fairly heavy philosophical framework, New York’s Photay has made some of his most captivating electronic music yet, with nimble house and disco rhythms and real emotional weight.

70
PopMatters

The density of the compositions emerges most thoroughly after multiple listens. The first time, it’s mostly just a fun time, but the second time, one can hear the layers more fully.

Aug 17, 2017
abdcorner
81
Makes completely unexpected decisions. But each decision makes sense.
Aug 14, 2017
78
Aura
Nov 17, 2017
96
Few albums manage to incorporate such a diverse palate of sounds while still remaining so enjoyable.
Track List
  1. Screens
  2. Inharmonious Slog
  3. The Everyday Push
  4. Storm
  5. Outré Lux (feat. Madison McFerrin)
  6. Balsam Massacre
  7. Eco Friend
  8. Off-Piste
  9. Aura
  10. Bombogenesis
Contributions By
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Added on: August 10, 2017