Dead Start Program

John Tejada - Dead Start Program
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #471 / 728
User Score
Based on 14 ratings
February 9, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kompakt / Label
Tech House / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic
John Tejada's fourth full-length for Kompakt is a succinct, incredibly focused album of complex, melodic techno tracks. Essentially, the same can be said about most of the dozen or so albums he's released since the '90s, but given how prolific the artist has always been, it's truly remarkable that he's maintained such a high level of creativity and originality, sounding fresh and inspired every time out.
80
musicOMH
What this album is is an enjoyable collection of tracks that play to Tejada’s strengths while exploring some interesting avenues, and that’s valuable enough.
70
Exclaim!

Twenty years into his career, it's remarkable that John Tejada hasn't made a sub-par album, leaving Dead Start Program as another dependable collection of quality techno that will satisfy his fan base, even if it fails to bring in new ears.

70
PopMatters

As a piece of work, Dead Start Program retains an overriding feeling of clinical detachment as each song is imbued with a distinctively mechanized edge. Nevertheless, it is a hugely enjoyable and engaging example of an artist energised by his own self-set limitations.

65
Pitchfork

Although the record has a number of aesthetically appealing moments, Dead Start Program never quite coalesces.

64
Resident Advisor
His stamp is all over this typically classy if unsurprising album.
Z.Younk
62
Hypochondriac and Looping Generation aren't too bad, a few other good ones, but overall hugely disappointing.
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Track List

  1. Autoseek
  2. Detector
  3. Sleep Spindle
  4. Hypochondriac
  5. Loss
  6. The Looping Generation
  7. Telemetry
  8. Duty Cycle
  9. All At Sea
  10. Heal
  11. Quipu
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Added on: January 10, 2018