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FROM DEEWEE

Soulwax - FROM DEEWEE
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #497 / 721
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2017 Ratings: #359
March 24, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Play It Again Sam / Label
Electropop, Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Northern Transmissions

By combining organic drum patterns and synthetic soundwaves, Soulwax have forged something austere and mechanical but with a tangible warmth.

80
Drowned in Sound

Picking up from where that Die Verboten album left off, which was actually recorded in 2007, but left on a shelf until last year, From Deewee finds this incarnation of Soulwax in a hypnotic mood.

80
AllMusic

Fans of their early-2000s work will appreciate the live instrumentation, especially the drum work, while those who remember 2ManyDJ's' classic As Heard on Radio Soulwax, Pt. 2 mix will relish the twists and turns of this nonstop ride. From Deewee is a welcome and satisfying return from the sibling pair.

70
Loud and Quiet

Soulwax 3.0 is a well-oiled machine and ‘From DeeWee’ is a much more refined proposition.

70
Pitchfork

Over two decades on, they’ve finally found a coherent sound, layering robust synths, dusty live drums, and simple vocal melodies.

68
Resident Advisor

Designed to be listened to as a continuous mix, From Deewee is as much about the flow between songs as the standout anthems.

60
The Guardian

As an art experiment, From Deewee ... is impressive: you would never guess the precise Kraftwerkian twinkles of Conditions of a Shared Belief were recorded without painstaking layering. But the songs themselves can fail to grab you as the whole thing whizzes seamlessly by.

60
DIY

Sometimes it shows that ‘From Deewee’ was rehearsed many times and things get a little bit too mechanical in the middle. It’s still easy to find yourself getting wrapped up in it though and, when it hits, it’s easy to hear why Soulwax are hailed as such innovators.

60
Clash

Whilst production and rhythms are excellent, the hooks often fall short.

60
PopMatters

It’s all warm, familiar, and fun, but it passes by without making too much of an impression. From Deewee is undeniably good, but it’s not great.

HighClouds
66
Soulwax‘s “FROM DEEWEE” is meant to be listened to as one whole work, but in the style of a DJ mix more than a prog rock epic.

FULL REVIEW: http://www.highclouds.org/soulwax-from-deewee-review/
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#11/Drowned in Sound
#24/Mixmag
#43/State

Track List

  1. Preset Tense
  2. Masterplanned
  3. Missing Wires
  4. Conditions of a Shared Belief
  5. Is It Always Binary
  6. Do You Want to Get into Trouble?
  7. My Tired Eyes
  8. Transient Program for Drums and Machinery
  9. Trespassers
  10. The Singer Has Become a Deejay
  11. Here Come the Men in Suits
  12. Goodnight Transmission
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Added on: February 9, 2017