Epoch feels like the realization of Hansen's long-term artistic vision, and the album exudes a confidence that clearly shows the band have come into their own.
Whether you're aware of the conceptual backstory behind Potential or come into the project blind, Hinton makes the album just as conceptually moody as it is conceptually aural.
One could argue that every Junior Boys album is about love, and Big Black Coat is no exception, but this time, the duo's devotion is to the '90s electronic music scene — a worthy muse, if there ever was one.
If Ravedeath, 1972 and Virgins were pinnacles for the producer, Love Streams leaps into orbit, beaming elegiac streams of sound to the heavens and beyond.
GLADYB doesn't really deviate from the path that was laid down by previous albums Lucky Shiner and Half of Where You Live, but — perhaps even more impressively — it stays decidedly on it, rounding out a beautiful trilogy of semi-danceable, definitely nod-able records. It may even be his best.
Employing the production deftness that made Space sparkle, Jaar injects each of Sirens' six tracks with equal parts swagger and poignancy.
On Oh No, Jessy Lanza reveals a range of new emotions, influences and styles, further establishing a distinctive sound that blurs the lines even more between pop and club music.
Taking all of 99.9% into account, it's really no wonder that Kaytranada has become one of the most sought-after producers these days. This will surely mark yet another, even weightier, launchpad for Kaytranada to head skyward, out towards that much-fabled 100%.