February 3, 2012
Blondes - 'Blondes'
The missing link between ’90s Balearic and chillwaveMore on Blondes
Zach Steinman and Sam Haar are the missing link between ’90s Balearic and chillwave, trading in a sunrise-techno so 6am-eternal it’s indecent. Like Scandinavian group Air France, the Brooklynites create dreamy, Mediterranean music despite coming from somewhere that’s neither dreamy nor Mediterranean – and the result is poignant package-holiday dance, sun-drunk but urgent with passion. While some may accuse them of frivolous hipsterism, their ecstatic trance is conducted with technical refinement, the nine-minute ‘Business’ manoeuvring towards its destination with masterful grace. Altogether, it’s an immersive trip through memory bliss.
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