Actress - R.I.P.
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Ratings: #45 / 956
Year End Rank: #35
User Score
Based on 108 ratings
2012 Ratings: #202
April 24, 2012 / Release Date
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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.

sumrapsungs
100
a triumph.
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.
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
Tom Simmons
80
Fav Tracks: Caves of Paradise, Shadow From Tartarus, Serpent, The Lord's Graffiti, N.E.W.
60
when the tracks connect with each other it seems dull, when they dont it seems pointless
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MISC LISTS

#32/Drowned in Sound

Track List

  1. R.I.P. 
  2. Ascending 
  3. Holy Water 
  4. Marble Plexus 
  5. Uriel's Black Harp 
  6. Jardin 
  7. Serpent 
  8. Shadow From Tartarus 
  9. Tree Of Knowledge 
  10. Raven 
  11. Glint 
  12. Caves Of Paradise 
  13. The Lord's Graffiti 
  14. N.E.W. 
  15. Iwaad
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