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  • Summary: The first new release for the New York experimental band in seven years features contributions from Jorge Elbrecht and Ryan Sawyer.
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  1. Jun 19, 2018
    90
    The more introspective stance that Gang Gang Dance take in this instance reveals a much richer and more impressive depth. The relentless energy has given way to a form of meditation, that reveals a sense of peace and tranquility. The exploration that the band performs in this instance, crazy as it might seem, is more substantial and covers more ground, resulting in a monumental release.
  2. Jun 20, 2018
    80
    All the elements that have made for their most enjoyable material are still here, and the band shows they are just as capable as they have always been on captivating listeners.
  3. Jun 25, 2018
    80
    Some of the band's finest music yet, to say that Kazuashita was worth the wait is an understatement; it's a timely, necessary expression of hope that also feels like a union of the new and the eternal.
  4. Uncut
    Jun 18, 2018
    70
    Their strongest and most coherent records. [Jul 2018, p.28]
  5. Jun 25, 2018
    60
    It is hard not to hear Bougatsos refracted through the lens of Grimes, an artist who radically expanded on GGD’s commercial potential. In comparison, Bougatsos now comes up a little ephemeral.
  6. Jun 22, 2018
    60
    Whether its dreamy palette is progressive or pacifying, Kazuashita undoubtedly brings moments of beautiful respite.
  7. Jun 25, 2018
    50
    Kazuashita, then, is the barely audible sigh that follows when you crack open the vacuum-sealed bag that preserved GGD in that hiatus--everything’s there, but crisply folded and flat.

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