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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for Kyle Molleson's solo project was influenced by Caribou and Flying Lotus.
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  • Record Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Techno, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Alternative Dance, Experimental Techno, Neo-Disco
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Apr 10, 2018
    80
    Closing track aside, everything else on Loud Patterns is threaded through with intriguing noises and the kind of urgency you can only get from a live band, making for quite a unique sounding dance record which sits comfortably on the shelf alongside the likes of Caribou and Gold Panda.
  2. Apr 23, 2018
    75
    The charm of Loud Patterns stems from its distinct facsimile of place.
  3. Apr 10, 2018
    72
    For all the songwriting strides Molleson makes on Loud Patterns, the album’s carefully sculpted beatscapes ultimately result in a reactionary act of noise.
  4. Apr 10, 2018
    70
    Loud Patterns is an overtly ambitious first album, which fittingly captures Molleson's "difficult to define" approach.
  5. Apr 10, 2018
    70
    For the most part, the album sounds bright and energetic rather than dark and gloomy, but there's still an undercurrent of sadness to some of the lyrics, such as the heartbroken lament "Gold Star." Even still, this doesn't detract from the ecstatic spirit of the album, which is refreshingly creative and unpredictable.
  6. Apr 30, 2018
    70
    While the comedown is expertly managed, one begins to pine for the glossier touches which Molleson clearly excels at. Nonetheless, it’s an album brimming with vigour and ideas from start to finish, and likely set to be one of the UK’s most engaging debuts this year.