Utility

Barker - Utility
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
Year End Rank: #50
User Score
Based on 104 ratings
2019 Ratings: #93
Liked by 3 people
September 6, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ostgut Ton / Label
Ambient Techno / Genres
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AndrewK
83
Probably the best use of reverb on a record to come out these last few years. Things bounce, hit the walls and come right back at you. Pads fade in and out of existence, leaving a shadow behind that wobbles about with life of its own.
Just press those headphones onto your eardrums, shut the curtains and let Barker warp you into the 5th dimension.
Doofy
81
Not so much time left for anything else to stop this ending up electronic album of 2019...
tha138
77
A special debut that removes any given perception and utility of techno rhythmology, offering to its companion a personified ticket to the dancefloor for a liberating experience, guided only by a curious mind and a naked heart.
JayCrackers
82
One of the most atmospheric electronic albums this year. It really takes you on a journey through bliss and beauty whilst you slowly get entranced and have to dance along to this unforgettable album. I appraised barker for giving out lots of energy, passion and storytelling throughout this album with no lyrics and sheer electronic samples alone/ Also, i fucking love this album cover.

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Posmean 8.5/10
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Omly
70
Quite a nice improvement from the ep I heard last year, pretty solid album all round and better than most artists in the minimal field at the moment.
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Added on: September 5, 2019