Boston University‘s Daily Free Press has a review of Star Wars Headspace, the stunning compilation put together by Rick Rubin and featuring a smorgasbord of contemporary electro artists using Star Wars sounds to create new and interesting beats. Reviewer Clara Hudson singles out a few of the album’s tracks, complimenting Baauer’s “unmistakable grandiose and upbeat tempo” that “playfully mimics [John] Williams’ orchestra,” Claude VonStroke‘s “fist-pumping, Americanized house music,” Bonobo‘s “relaxing minimalist sounds that circulate and travel like the Millennium Falcon,” Flying Lotus‘ experimentalism, and GTA‘s exploration of the dark side. Read her review here.
Indie Shuffle, which says the album is “as undeniably diverse as the list of producers” yet “is still a thematic constant with progressions and melodies inspired by the original score and no shortage of vocal and sound effect samples from the original films,” has a full-album stream of Star Wars Headspace. Listen right here or below!