AOTY 2019

Geidi Primes

Grimes - Geidi Primes
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2010 Ratings: #242 / 865
User Score
Based on 184 ratings
2010 Ratings: #179
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.

Candas
70
+5 points for being a concept album about Frank Herbert's 'Dune'
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
musicmagpie55
77
As Grimes continues to develop her music style, Geidi Primes remains a messy, but intriguing look into the mind of a total weirdo. There is nothing super cool about this album, and many of the songs sound like demos. This album feels entirely different than Visions of Art Angels, but it does not sound like a different artist. Her interests in hard-hitting beats, angelic melodies, and an undercurrent of spookiness are all present. This album feels like a testing ground for Grimes, crystallizing ... read more
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
Pendulum
68
It's a cute album but some tracks are unlistenable.

Best: Zoal, Face Dancer, Rosa, Avi, Feyd Rautha Dark Heart
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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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