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Nicolas Bougaïeff’s album “The Upward Spiral” selected press coverage (September 2020)

Released in July 2020 on Mute Records, “The Upward Spiral” has been picked up with interviews, studio tours, and reviews by Fader, Allmusic, Headphone Commute, theQuietus, PopMatters, and others:

Read below some quotes, find the full articles on the links above, and buy or stream the album here:

ALLMUSIC: “Exhilarating and unpredictable from start to finish, The Upward Spiral is a fresh, fearless perspective on techno.” (4/5)

FADER: “Bougaïeff rejects nihilism and embraces the tactile on his new project, a meticulously crafted celebration of body techno and its limits.”

POPMATTERS: “Bougaïeff applies meticulous care and a deft, trained ear to each track, and the results are marvelous.” (8/10)

QUIP MAGAZINE: “The tracks force the listener to engage and to focus. But if you choose to do so, then Bougaieff will take you on a journey that you better make sure you’re strapped in for.”

QUIP MAGAZINE: “…album standout ‘Nexus’, which, like much of the album, goes through sonic shifts that leave you wondering how Bougaieff could have possibly sewn them together.”

SPECTRUM CULTURE: “…an exercise in precision…” (6/10)