• Record Label: Pan
  • Release Date: Nov 9, 2018
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Nov 8, 2018
    92
    For all its mind-melting attention to detail, Hertz's music has rarely sounded so evocative.
  2. Nov 16, 2018
    90
    Now he is ready to expose the new form of Objekt, and it results in one of the most impressive records of this year.
  3. Nov 8, 2018
    90
    Artists that push themselves with every release are rare, and rarer still are the artists where each new frontier is a successful one. Objekt is one of those, and Cocoon Crush demands to be listened to intently and completely. The arrangements themselves are never predictable, twisting and turning with opportunistic glee, marrying the fluidity of his role as a sonic architect.
  4. Nov 8, 2018
    90
    Everything from the album’s sharp, shimmering opulence (its cover could be a still from Annihilation) to its thematic interactions between machine and being align it with Garland’s apocalyptic work. Objekt--whether artist, producer or mad professor--is on top of his game, and his latest creation is as beautiful as it is powerful.
  5. Dec 14, 2018
    80
    Although Cocoon Crush finds Hertz pushing in a more organic, expressive direction than on Flatland, it’s a record that is still stamped with his distinctive quirks--thanks no doubt to his studious self-editing--as he continues to chart a path as one of current electronic music’s most consistent producers.
  6. Nov 30, 2018
    80
    Much like its cover art, Cocoon Crush can be recognized as something familiar, but you’re unlikely to be able to glean just what that is. It lies, distant and in waiting, ready to challenge you, with Objekt ever-seeking to open, both for his listeners and himself, new possibilities.
  7. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    Four years later, Flatland still sounds ahead of its time, but Cocoon Crush is leagues beyond it. It shows a total disregard for club music’s strictures, concerned primarily not with floor-filling, but world-building.
  8. The Wire
    Nov 15, 2018
    80
    Cocoon Crush is, partly, the album that you’d imagine Future Sound Of London’s Lifeforms might have become if they’d had a million times the processing power at their disposal. Poised and composed. [Dec 2018, p.45]
  9. Nov 8, 2018
    80
    Not quite Hertz’s most dazzling work, but another string to the bow for one of electronic music’s most intriguing artists.
  10. 70
    Cocoon Crush is a portrait of an artist in transition. It’s rough around the edges, occasionally stunning, and always surprising.

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