The Republic

Sam Prekop - The Republic
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2015 Ratings: #479 / 892
User Score
Based on 8 ratings
February 24, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Thrill Jockey / Label
Ambient, Electronic / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Taken as a whole, The Republic is a heady yet enjoyable collection of electronic sounds that retains the graceful beauty Prekop has breathed into all of his creations, just with a slightly different approach.

74
Pitchfork
Simple, clean tones bubble along, tracing melodies that evoke a wide-eyed kind of retrofuturism, redolent of an era when we hoped that technology could save humanity from itself.
70
Exclaim!

On The Republic, his fourth, Prekop has again strayed from the script, releasing another batch of noisy tone poems.

70
musicOMH

The Republic may not be an album that will make headlines but it shows a musician immersed in his art achieving a real consistency and equilibrium of sound.

70
PopMatters

Prekop’s touch brings warmth to pulsating Vangelis-style environments, as if reimagining the soundtrack to a Blade Runner set in a future where things are generally okay.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

There is an almost plant-like sensation in relation to The Republic’s gradual charm. Given time, these transmissions work on a person like a vast overgrowth, subsuming one’s fastidious human preoccupations.

65
The 405

Although it may sound like a record with two contrasting sides The Republic does actually make sense as an album.

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Track List

  1. The Republic 1
  2. The Republic 2
  3. The Republic 3
  4. The Republic 4
  5. The Republic 5
  6. The Republic 6
  7. The Republic 7
  8. The Republic 8
  9. The Republic 9
  10. Weather Vane
  11. The Loom
  12. Ghost
  13. Invisible
  14. A Geometric
  15. Music in Pairs
 
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Added on: January 31, 2015