Surprised at the high critic scores on this one. It's one of those albums from the seemingly endless array of electronic releases with a couple of good ideas and cool sounds. This (and most) all fail at providing that little something extra (humanity, warmth, soul, groove, danceability, etc.) needed to elevate themselves above the pack.
Jaar jumping on the deconstructed club and industrial techno bandwagon. Most of the sounds here are pretty standard in those genres but the Jaar-touch comes through in sample selection and rhythms. The second track is pretty interesting mix of house rhythms and distorted industrial sounds. The first track fails to find a groove and the Lydia Lunch sample is pretentious and cringey.
This track has been praised on several electronic outlets for whatever reason (I won't speculate). The beat is not bad, but pretty standard stuff you'd expect to hear in any halfway decent club. The samples and affectless chanting really ruin the song though, making this practically unlistenable.
I listened to this on repeat when it came out. One of the most fun and original electronic albums to come out this decade. Unfortunately the gimmick wears off after a few plays and then you'll probably never want to hear this again.