Geidi Primes

Grimes - Geidi Primes
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2010 Ratings: #347 / 879
User Score
Based on 290 ratings
2010 Ratings: #228
Liked by 7 people
January 10, 2010 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Consequence of Sound

Geidi Primes often feels as if Coco Rosie, Julianna Barwick, and Dirty Projectors have combined forces to create these wonderfully majestic and diverse soundscapes.

77
Coke Machine Glow

Geidi Primes is music you’d expect to come bubbling up out of dark, dirty water.

75
Pitchfork

Perhaps Geidi Primes' greatest virtue is its resourcefulness: It excels at crafting evocative moods from deceivingly simple sonic materials and song structures.

70
NME

Blending genres like paints on a palette, the Montreal-based artist’s chameleonic approach sees her switch between oriental pop (‘Sardaukar Levenbrech’), chillwave (‘Zoal, Face Dancer’), and post-rock (‘Venus In Fleurs’) with attentive ease.

70
FACT Magazine

Geidi Primes is the rawest, least focused and, as a result, least accessible thing in Grimes’ quickly-growing catalogue of releases.

60
Record Collector

It’s marred by poor production values and sketchy vocals. Yet the idiosyncrasy which has made Grimes’ music so celebrated is also prevalent, investing the Asiatic Sardaukar Levenbrech and the softly cascading Venus In Fleurs with a dark and mystical charm all her own.

MothaOfMotha12
46
can grimes delete her old albums?
MikeOwen
55
It's an admirable album, but unfortunately also one that is often difficult to enjoy. Perhaps the most disappointing thing about this record is that with her current capabilities she would have been able to make a killer concept album about Dune now.
JacksonLerner
78
the first time i listened to geidi primes was filled with utter admiration and confusion.
after reading Dune, and revisiting, everything makes more sense. the sonic atmospheres and incomprehensible cryptic lyrics add not-so-subtle nuances
Plats
65
"Geidi Primes" has plenty of interesting ideas and it's sonically decent, but Grimes vocals leave something to be desired and the mixing could've used some fine-tuning.

Fav Tracks: Avi; Gambang; Zoal, Face Dancer; Sardaukar Levenbrech

Least Fav Tracks: Shadout Mapes

Score:
6.5
Decent
MinatoArisato
80
Geidi Primes is strange in the sense that I've heard many of these ethereal, dream pop type artists that give of this mellow relaxing vibe, Grimes on the other hand takes this formula and makes it haunting. The strange subtleties and really lo-fi production makes this record feel alien and dissonant, along with Grimes' very sweet yet sharp vocals this record feels dark yet welcoming. It is experimental, it plays with many soundscapes and even dabbles in Eastern Oriental music a bit. It is a ... read more
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Track List

  1. Caladan 
  2. Sardaukar Levenbrech 
  3. Zoal, Face Dancer 
  4. Rosa 
  5. avi 
  6. Feyd Rautha Dark Heart 
  7. Gambang 
  8. Venus in Fleurs 
  9. Grisgirs 
  10. Shadout Mapes 
  11. Beast Infection
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