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  • Audio CD (26 Aug. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rvng
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 181,838 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Bora Bora 8:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Andrew 9:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Poland 7:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Swisher 6:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
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RIYL: Voices From The Lake, Terrence Dixon, Basic Channel. Genre Deep Techno / Electro Acoustic / Experimental. Blondes were last heard demonstrating their transcendent approach to dance music one favoring analog serenity to digital flare on the duo s 2012 self-titled debut album. The evolution of sound systems on which Blondes played created a curve along which Sam Haar and Zach Steinman learned to build a universally impactful sonic experience. After rehauling their gear and settling into a new studio space, Blondes busy year ended in an intensely focused production period during which Haar and Steinman sculpted the boldly detailed Swisher. Swisher unfolds as a series of mini-epics rather than a string of banging cuts. Still, the allegiance to the groove remains absolute. Percussive elements are most notably honed, drawing a sharp contrast between Swisher s rich timbres and the vaporous synth sounds that seep throughout the album. Centerpiece Andrew and closer Elise enhance the melodic concerns of Blondes early material, mantled now in a maturity that favors gradual force. By focusing on process rather than protocol, Haar and Steinman allow space in each track for dramatically immersive environments. Most tracks on Swisher tread beyond the five minute mark, but always absorb rather than indulge. This cosmic scope aligns Blondes not only with the German synth masters of the 70s who have been a guiding inspiration for the duo since the onset, but also the slow burning dub techno of later day Germany though ramped up several bpms. The heterogeneous textures throughout Swisher often brood, but ultimately make for a considerate and cathartic brand of dance music. Swisher s foundation is its tremendously crafted percussive core, and its architecture is the elemental beauty hinted at in prior Blondes work offered, offered now in lucid detail.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Steele-Perkins on 15 Dec. 2013
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Denser, more complex and subtler than the first album, yet probably more dance-friendly as well. Swisher's tracks are thick with many layers that are in a constant state of flux. There is something Ricardo-like about their attention to detail. So you really have to listen carefully to get the most out of them. But they never forget they are dance tracks and never lose their propulsive drive. And they are gorgeous too with plenty of goose-bump enduing moments.

Swisher is an excellent album that is destined to be massively overlooked. Try not to overlook it yourself :)
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Good house/dance album with which Blondes moved away from hardcore... 24 Aug. 2013
By Denis Vukosav - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This new and second album from Blondes, New York Brooklyn duo Zach Steinman and Sam Haar, called Swisher had brought this electronic techno group more to the dance mainstream scene, a little further from hardcore techno scene to which they aspired with their first album released last year.

The album consists of nine songs that possess some sensuality, but they are all made in a purely synthetic way using synthesizers and drum machines. Blondes this time put more accents on the soft beats and accompanied them with a bit dissonant melodies in order to get new kind of innovative dance music, with some tracks stretching even to nine minutes.

The album starts with song "Aeon" that opens a path for a new Blondes' dance adventure that continues with track "Bora Bora" that is maybe the best dance song on the album featuring tropical summer theme. After next song "Andrew", the following next song will cool the listener because "Poland" has somehow icy sound. For me the "Elise" is greatest track on album that ends this album in perfect captivating style.

Swisher is good house/dance album with which Blondes moved away from hardcore and candidate their album as one of the best releases on the dance scene this year. I recommend it...
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