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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the British electronic duo features London's Deep Throat Choir.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
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  1. May 14, 2018
    100
    It is full of indecipherable songs, swaddling the brutal clarity of the techno DJ-producer duo’s early singles in something unpredictable, off-kilter. Choral vocals make you feel everything from terrified to strangely soothed.
  2. Mixmag
    Jul 6, 2018
    90
    There are only nine tracks in all, with pieces such as the mesmerising ‘Boids’ and the blissful ‘Glider’ less focused on the floor. It ensures you never feel like the same tricks are being repeated, and the power of those mellifluous voices never wanes. [Jun 2018, p.114]
  3. May 9, 2018
    80
    It’s a creative, energised exploration of the power of both the human voice and electronic music to move us.
  4. 80
    It feels like a fitting release for the duo who’ve been going for so long. The search for new ideas is always on, and with this one, they’ve found a winner that offers something a bit different, while not alienating.
  5. May 15, 2018
    76
    Murmurations is as rewarding for the listener as it must've been for the artists.
  6. May 11, 2018
    75
    Murmurations represents a breakthrough. It’s thrilling to imagine where Simian Mobile Disco might go next; here’s hoping they get the chance.
  7. 60
    As symbiotic as much of this album is, there are times when the combination of human and machine doesn’t entirely fit.

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  1. May 11, 2018
    9
    A confident album which demands to be listened to as one whole rather than piecemeal. The use of Deep Throat Choir is a refreshingA confident album which demands to be listened to as one whole rather than piecemeal. The use of Deep Throat Choir is a refreshing humanisation to their sound. Turn it up loud!!! Expand