still slipping vol. 1

Joy Orbison - still slipping vol. 1
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #326 / 513
User Score
Based on 46 ratings
Liked by 1 person
August 13, 2021 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
XL / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

78
Pitchfork

In his debut full-length, the UK producer puts his idiosyncratic stamp on a variety of club styles, folding in the voices of his family members to add emotional resonance.

60
The Guardian

Along with beats that feel refined yet retro enough to have come via mid-00s German labels, they create a comfort that sinks into nostalgia perhaps too easily for an artist so committed to continual evolution.

TruLad69
70
“The second you just change the language to mixtape - nobody cares”

Good trolling from Orbison or a genuine insight into his trepidation about releasing a full-length and the pressure that comes with it?? Either way, there should have been no anxieties from his end. This a really solid piece of microhouse that feels much more like an album than a mixtape to me. Sure, there’s a hell of a lot of variety and it can be slightly bitty in places but c’mon…Tracks blur ... read more
SonicDiscovery
75
Peter O’Grady is a English electronic producer best known as Joy Orbison and after emerging with promising singles back in 2009 and releasing several EP’s throughout the years, he now comes through with his first proper full length in still slipping vol. 1. Seeing as how this would be O’Grady first full length album, he felt the pressure of a “debut” album was too much to handle, so instead he insist this is a mixtape to bring the expectation down and I felt it ... read more
noface
71
On still slipping vol. 1, Joy Orbison is at his best whenever there's a guest or a strong melodic fragment to fuel the music.

The main highlight here is better, which is probably one of my favorite electronic tracks from this year (the vocals and the light bounce on the beat together are just perfect), but all the tracks with features are worth checking out, as well as runnersz and s gets jaded. While I can respect the craftsmanship and effort that went into the rest of the record, it all ... read more
TRaj
71
Each track is almost there!
Claytastic
72
He took the dub.
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Track List

  1. w/ dad & frankie
  2. sparko (feat. Herron)
  3. swag w/ kav (feat. James Massiah & Bathe)
  4. better (feat. Léa Sen)
  5. bernard?
  6. runnersz
  7. 'rraine (feat. Edna)
  8. glorious amateurs
  9. s gets jaded
  10. froth sipping
  11. layer 6
  12. in drink
  13. playground (feat. Goya Gumbani)
  14. born slipping (feat. TYSON)
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Added on: July 21, 2021