Pulse of Defiance

Yoshinori Hayashi - Pulse of Defiance
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #440 / 741
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
Liked by 3 people
April 9, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Breakbeat, IDM / Genres
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Callapse - 4/5
Make up One’s Mind - 3/5
Luminescence - 3/5
Touch - 0/5
Twilight - 1/5
Go With Us - 2/5
Morning Haze - 3/5
Frequency - 0/5
Flow - 3/5
Shut Up - 3/5
Gallop - 3/5
I Believe in You - 4/5


Fantastic blend of IDM, House, Ambient and Dub. ‘Touch’ is the obvious standout and centrepiece track on here but there really is so much to get stuck into and enjoy. Yoshinori seems just as comfortable firing out club bangers as he does crafting atmospheric soundscapes and it makes for an incredibly satisfying record that rewards repeat listens.

As a slight negative I think some fat could be trimmed from the track listing and there is scope to lose 5-10 minutes from the runtime. ... read more


I think most of this has got to do with the element of surprise that this album brings. This is not all over the place but it's rather organizing different places into one. After one track finished, I get all giddy thinking about what's next and then still really be surprised at how creative some of the production style were. Highlights are definitely Touch and Shut Up.

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Track List

  1. Callapse
  2. Make up One’s Mind
  3. Luminescence
  4. Touch
  5. Twilight
  6. Go With Us
  7. Morning Haze
  8. Frequency
  9. Flow
  10. Shut Up
  11. Gallop
  12. I Believe in You
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Added on: February 10, 2021