12 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

English producer Actress has always struck a brilliant balance between body and head, offering high-concept deconstructions of techno idioms without forgetting important stuff like the beat. His fifth album—a semi-surprise after having announced his retirement—goes further down his hazy, retro-futuristic rabbit hole, offering left-field takes on garage (“DANCING IN THE SMOKE”), electro (“RUNNER”), and straight-up house (“THERE’S AN ANGEL IN THE SHOWER,” “X22RME”). It respects conventions while stretching them to their limits.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

English producer Actress has always struck a brilliant balance between body and head, offering high-concept deconstructions of techno idioms without forgetting important stuff like the beat. His fifth album—a semi-surprise after having announced his retirement—goes further down his hazy, retro-futuristic rabbit hole, offering left-field takes on garage (“DANCING IN THE SMOKE”), electro (“RUNNER”), and straight-up house (“THERE’S AN ANGEL IN THE SHOWER,” “X22RME”). It respects conventions while stretching them to their limits.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

acid master boi ,

Lazy

I know actress always had this lazy genius angle but it never really worked, I think this is poorly thougth thru.

amirrordark ,

Overrated

I'm kicking myself for picking this one up. There is nothing interesting with this release and it is overrated.

Mexican Dracula ,

Gave me back my sight, wasn't even blind.

I've been playing this record since it came out and I can only say this: Perhaps the finest exploration of sonic textures wrapped up in accessible packages. It'll give you dreams, you'll lose weight, & find love. This is Actress.

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