A greatly anticipated release on Kompakt Records, Blond:ish’s Lovers in Limbo EP is the duo’s own tribute to the 60s movement and psychedelics. Set to release digitally on April 9, the EP is a fine taste of what Blond:ish have got in store for us. Catch the duo over Winter Music Conference at the My Favorite Robot after-hours March 22, and at Electric Pickle March 25.
“Lucy’s Affair” is dreamy from the second that first synth makes it through your ear canal. The track is a warm reminder of how great these girls are at writing basslines. I don’t know who Lucy is, but the hushed, murmured vocals have got me intrigued.
“It’s Too Late” is a bit more dance-y, and the sample automatically catches my attention. I’m singing, so I know I know it, but it takes a Google search to put my finger on it. Ah, yes. It’s from “About Her” by Malcom McLaren on the Kill Bill Vol. 2 Soundtrack, an epic song in the movie, and a cover of the 1964 song by The Zombies “She’s Not There”. “Velvet Wave” gets somewhat tropical with a touch of what I’ll call some Wild West guitar.
Preview Lovers in Limbo below, and hear what Vivie-Ann of the duo had to say about it. Also, click here to buy tickets to Blond:ish at the My Favorite Robot after-hours.
EP Name: Lovers in Limbo
Record Label: Kompakt
Release date: April 9, 2012
Genre(s): House; Psychedelic, loose, organic house
Concept or theme behind EP: We’ve been super inspired and fascinated with the 60s movements and the whole concept and practices of psychedelics. When we made this EP last summer (yes, last summer), we felt our pocket of the scene in electronic music was a bit rigid and too defined. The combination of exploring instruments associated with psychedelics, interweaving sounds and creating looser, less defined soundscapes was a project we wanted to create. And so we did, and this is what came of it.
Favorite Track of the EP: How can you make us choose one?
Anstascia would say “Lucy’s affair”. I can’t tell you which one I like the most, but if it were up to me, “Velvet Wave” would have been a 25-minute track with a super long winded guitar solo that takes you to another dimension.