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  • Summary: This is the 13th full-length release for the Los Angeles-based electronic producer.
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  • Record Label: Kompakt
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Techno, Club/Dance, Experimental Techno, IDM, Electro-Techno, Tech-House
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  1. Feb 12, 2018
    80
    John Tejada's fourth full-length for Kompakt is a succinct, incredibly focused album of complex, melodic techno tracks.
  2. Feb 12, 2018
    70
    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.
  3. Feb 12, 2018
    70
    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.
  4. Feb 12, 2018
    65
    Although the record has a number of aesthetically appealing moments, Dead Start Program never quite coalesces.
  5. Feb 16, 2018
    64
    Tejada being Tejada, the machines aren't done away with entirely. Amid the orchestral strings and irregular drums you'll hear the rich melodic layers and electronic processing that have long been Tejada hallmarks. His stamp is all over this typically classy if unsurprising album.
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  1. Mar 14, 2018
    8
    297/5000

    ____ "Dead Start Program" - these are all the same sophisticated techno compositions, imbued with brand melodic lines, which seem
    297/5000

    ____ "Dead Start Program" - these are all the same sophisticated techno compositions, imbued with brand melodic lines, which seem to revive the sound of mechanical machines.
    In general, on the new album you are waiting for 50 minutes of pronounced synthtic sound, which is quite fascinating is one-on-one.
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