As the music market becomes increasingly single-focused (EDM especially), Deadmau5’s seventh record while(1<2) is one hell of a statement. At 25 tracks and with a 2 hour+ running time, it’s producer Joel Zimmerman’s mission to personally outdo himself, while expanding the genre stylistically. He’s stated explicitly that he considers it his first proper album. So those that enjoyed the restraint displayed on >album title goes here< might find while self-indulgent, meandering, and desperately needing of edits, but that’s not really the point – the idea is to turn four-on-the-floor into atmospherics and take cues from the world of art rock. Hence why Trent Reznor appears more than once on the album, in the form of NIN and How to Destroy Angels remixes. So if you’re looking for a quick fix – don’t worry. The radio edits will come. Enjoy the mau5 at his most ambitious.