Demon City

Elysia Crampton - Demon City
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2016 Ratings: #23 / 926
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
2016 Ratings: #352
July 22, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Break World / Label
UK Bass / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The 405

A complement to Homer, whose exquisite myth catapulted the bard himself into the realm of myth, Crampton fashions a performative poetics that performs its own brown, queer, and sublime reality.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

Crampton’s work adopts its own distinct language, and Demon City uses that language to relate, in her words, an “epic poem” — a resonant narrative of apocalypse and transformation.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

It’s often beautiful, but it’s confusing, and the layers of concept aren’t much help ... It’s Crampton channeling her own history into 25 bracing, punk minutes of post-everything, out-there, futurist electronic madness. 

82
Pitchfork

Demon City ... is a wonder of concision and represents another massive leap forward in her growth.

80
Spin

By seamlessly incorporating disparate collaborations into the fabric of this City, Crampton summons a greater collective strength than they’ve exhibited on their own.

80
Resident Advisor
Her teeming audio collages smack as much of spectacular futures as distant pasts and a very real present.
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
25
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Trash = 5

Nice music to listen to in the jungle's of the future. Ironically the best song on the album isn't even produced by Elysia Crampton, but rather Lexxi, who produced the last track.
sonicyouth
61
airhorn samples :( -5
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Added on: July 2, 2016