Brood Ma - DAZE
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #275 / 916
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
February 19, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Tri Angle / Label
UK Bass, Grime / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Drowned in Sound
Yeah, it’s brutal, and it’ll batter your brain into a bloody wafer if you hang around too long – but how long has it been since you’ve bled this much?
80
AllMusic

Daze is an astounding leap forward, harnessing an overwhelming amount of energy and transforming it into an arsenal of sonic warfare.

80
PopMatters
What it does have is stimulating music that takes you on a journey, something every piece of electronic music should aspire to. In this way, Brood Ma has created a clear success. Everything else is just icing on the cake.
80
Tiny Mix Tapes
Brood Ma addresses open-world exploration through a navigable survey of hardcore, grime, noise, industrial, and even a touch of skronk — the only thread being an ominous tending toward darkness or, more rawly, through sheer acceptance of disorientation and embrace of its fated survival instinct.
75
Pitchfork

Daze is one last defiant middle finger emoji to a world crumbling in on itself—scarily contemporary, often caustic, but not without a sense of humor.

70
Exclaim!

Brood Ma's vision of the future may be dark, but on the challenging, rewarding DAZE, his future as a purveyor of its soundtrack is all but secured.

60
Clash
This album should come with a warning not to listen to it if you're hungover, or prone to panic attacks. This is electronic music both messy and menacing. Listen if you dare.
58
Resident Advisor
The sheer density of his music is its most interesting quality, but also a weakness. Like the panicked crowds filling the streets in your favourite disaster movie, Stringer's tracks run in a hundred directions at once and ultimately get nowhere.
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Track List

  1. Westerly Spawned Lamb
  2. Be Yourself
  3. Goldman Sax
  4. Well Equipped
  5. Hard Wear
  6. Thorium Mox
  7. Molten Brownian Motion
  8. Sex Compressor
  9. Sex Contortion
  10. Dim Returns
  11. Social Re-Entry
  12. Sacrificial Youth
  13. NRG Jynx
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Added on: February 9, 2016