Posts tagged with "Blondes"

Week in Review #80

August 8, 2015

Week in Review #80 “It’s that time of year again where my old pal Chris Berry of the Soft Abuse and Fruits & Flowers labels makes his annual trek down to Mankato to join me on the podcast show. This is something we’ve been doing since the start of the podcast, for five consecutive years now (maybe more even),... 

Blondes – ‘Rein’

June 23, 2015

Blondes – ‘Rein’ Up to this point, Blondes has limited their blissful bouts of rhythmic nirvana to a mere handful of minutes per dose, reigning in the spiraling runs of mentally massaging dance music to more bite-size and easy-to-digest chunks. The approach always hit the mark, but the reasonable question of how the... 

Video: Blondes – “Wire (Huerco S. Remix)”

April 22, 2014

Video: Blondes – “Wire (Huerco S. Remix)” I first stumbled upon Blondes with their remix of Harald Grosskopf’s “Synthesist,” a stunning rework that served as a seemingly perfect bout of modern kraut-techno slipped into RVNG Intl.’s 2011 loving reissue of Grosskopf’s under-heard Synthesist, itself a monument to... 

Video: Blondes – “Andrew”

November 14, 2013

Video: Blondes – “Andrew” Blondes, the NYC duo of Sam Haar and Zach Steinman, released their new record Swisher earlier this year, via RVNG Intl. It was their first since 2012’s self-titled LP, and it continues the duo’s trend of crafting minimal, hypnotic, and swirling house music suitable for both “the... 

Gardland — “Syndrome Syndrome”

September 17, 2013

Gardland — “Syndrome Syndrome” For how ugly and shoddily austere their approach to techno is, Gardland actually makes perfect sense as RVNG Intl.’s newest signee. Almost as the yang to Blondes’ yin, the Sydney, Australia duo revels in a forward-thinking buzz of loops, delay and heady repetition. But while Blondes exist... 

Stream: Blondes – ‘Swisher’

June 25, 2013

Stream: Blondes – ‘Swisher’ It’s been a full year since Blondes, the New York freak-kraut duo of  Sam Haar and Zach Steinman, released a self-titled compilation of their earliest 12″ recordings. But while that release merely compiled the pneumatic and mechanical dance movements of a band finding its own sound, Blondes...