Wild Nothing "Empty Estate" 12"
"'Empty Estate', while every bit as polished (if not more so) than the fancifully recorded 'Nocturne', sets itself apart by exploring different absent-minded stylistic detours on almost every track. The set is opened by the swaggering midtempo rock of 'The Body in Rainfall,' which sees Tatum applying some subtle Heroes-era Bowie-isms to his jauntily melodic palette. Tracks like the upbeat 'Data World' and 'A Dancing Shell' come closer to the shimmery '80s-inspired sounds we're used to from Wild Nothing, but they're more curious, with a lot more sequenced electronics and some awkward risky moments. Blurty processed sax solos, robotic vocoder voices, and jagged guitar lines all drop in for segments and then disappear, some of the ideas translating well and others just coming along for the ride." - All Music Guide