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For You and I Image
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British electronic producer features a guest appearance from Le3 bLACK.
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  • Record Label: Hyperdub
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Experimental Techno, IDM, Experimental Jungle, Experimental Club, Grime
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  1. Oct 9, 2019
    90
    Tracks like "Scraping My Feet" nail the balance of advanced beats and gorgeous, stirring melodies present in IDM at its best. The entire album is refreshingly devoid of any lingering notion of fitting in or following any rules or trends. James' vision is hers alone, and it's a powerful one.
  2. Oct 9, 2019
    80
    The album is dripping with gritty, assertive synth work so gravelly and heady it plants itself deep inside you.
  3. Oct 9, 2019
    80
    Moments of collaborative, unbound expressions help expand James' personal narrative further, contextualizing the majorly instrumental album with personal stories and intersectional theories.
  4. Oct 10, 2019
    80
    The LP boils down a generation's worth of London music into a restlessly creative mix of dance music, infused with emotions both celebratory and mournful.
  5. The Wire
    Oct 23, 2019
    80
    The whole set has the provisional, unfinished feel of a diary or sketchbook. Some tracks are arranged so sparsely you’d think they’re missing parts; the flipside of this is that For You & I an incredibly personal, even intimate listen. [Nov 2019, p.64]
  6. Oct 9, 2019
    80
    For You & I is consistent in its spirit with the label’s catalogue: often in its sound, too, although in a decade and a half Hyperdub has covered enough ground for this to be nebulous. That spirit, though, manifests itself in a defiant queerness; a grab-bag approach borne of big city multiculturalism; and a clear fascination with, and love of, sound in general.
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