Love and Other Solutions is Antonelli Electr. at his most subtle and delicate. Not as geared to dancing as his two prior full-lengths, the productions here generally fall into the ambient pop realm with light dashes of clicks & cuts. Electr. is particularly skilled at finding common ground between minimal house, pop, and IDM, as none of these eight tracks are tipped heavily -- with the exception of the occasional bump 'n' chug rhythm -- in any one of those particular directions. The melodies are equally simple and well-crafted, like the synth vamps that carry "Waiting for You" and the pair of smudgy, drawn-out notes that adorn "Shelter! Shelter!" The other tracks are even more reliant on subtle aspects; "Wordy" has a low-level hum that reverberates throughout, and "Tex" has the kind of swirling unease mastered by Olaf Dettinger. However, none of these moments prove to be a match for "Pictures," the best track on this perfectly concise album. Its tangle of several elements with disparate sounds, combined with dubby nuances, ranks favorably with Electr.'s own productions as A Rocket in Dub. Although Love and Other Solutions teeters on the verge of being too subtle more than once, its inviting qualities truly come alive after you've settled into it.
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman