Actress - R.I.P.
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2012 Ratings: #45 / 1052
Year End Rank: #35
User Score
Based on 122 ratings
2012 Ratings: #151
Liked by 4 people
April 24, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Honest Jon's / Label
Experimental / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Drowned in Sound

R.I.P. is the most fully realised, ambitious and rewarding project that Cunningham has yet put to record

90
FACT Magazine

R.I.P is a fantastical, fascinating album: as Actress intended, it feels not really of this world. 

90
musicOMH

R.I.P. seeks to deny electronic music many of its powerful and most recognisable conventions. 

85
Pitchfork

The innovation on R.I.P. is to put as much effort into making things clean as making them dirty, and the result is a sense of contrast

80
The 405

R.I.P. is a dizzying, wholly original bildungsroman from one of the UK's most exciting and thoughtful contemporary producers.

80
NME

Despite titles rooted in mythology and religion these tracks do not evoke anything in particular

80
Consequence of Sound

With R.I.P., Cunningham took what might be the biggest risk of his career and came away with the biggest reward.

Twix
90
There will be no doubt in my mind that IDM & Ambient has a significant edge over most "relaxing" music genres. With so many directions to take this quiet yet affectionate style, Actress curates several fantastic tracks over the course of almost an hour. With two already great studio records under his belt, the producer improves his craft with what could be considered his best work yet.

R.I.P. is a fairly long record that justifies its length through pretty compositions and ... read more
CRAZYF1R3
65
This sounds more like a sample pack showcase than an actual album.
Barelydead
63
With his third album, Actress wanted to produce a truly original electronic album. "R.I.P." is distant, cold and has a unique abstract sound, it sounds like mix of Burial's and Gas' music, it is an album that intends to impress you instantly with its weirdness and that is perfectly fine with one condition, that the album will be enjoyable. There is no point of experimentation if the final output isn't satisfying.
This albums has many interesting ideas, but for the most part it makes ... read more
Apphex
90
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TheRootBoy
81
This is some clean IDM. It's ambient, electronic music with a pulse and a sass to its demeanor. It feels closer to world music than it would your basic, essential electronic, dance music.
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Added on: April 17, 2012