Value

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Value by Visionist

Release Date: Oct 20, 2017
Record label: Big Dada
Genre(s): Electronic, Experimental Electronic, Garage Rap/Grime

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Value - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Two years after his incredible debut album, Safe, a boundary-pushing slab of experimental grime, South London's Visionist returned with Value, his first full-length for Big Dada. Having moved far beyond the club-focused sound of his earlier singles and EPs, Visionist uses the album format for intense self-examination, expressing all of his inner conflicts and struggles. His tracks typically feature tense synth pads and scattered, chirping voices, erupting into harsh, explosive rhythms that drill rather than simply pound.

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Pitchfork - 70
Based on rating 7.0/10
70

Though he has roots in the U.K. grime scene, Louis Carnell's productions as Visionist have followed a singular path, responding to and charting an internal life rather than focusing on music for a club setting. That's been particularly true since his last full-length, 2015's Safe, which explored the arc of a panic attack, locating an agitated kind of beauty in sharp-edged vocal samples and tangles of chilly sound.

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