Actress, R.I.P.

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 12.05.12 in Reviews

With a sound that’s nearly as heady as its concept – “a conceptual arc taking in death, life, sleep and religion” – Actress’s third album burrows its way into your brain and stays there long after you hit stop. If 2012 was the Year of EDM, R.I.P. signals a return to Intelligent Dance Music. And not the bloodless kind that’s more concerned with plugins than an actual pulse. More like an elegantly designed surrogate for the album Aphex Twin’s been threatening to drop for more than a decade.