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First Spin: Stream Blondes’ Danceable, Trippy Self-Titled Debut

A blend of starry synth ripples and gut-level rhythms

By: David Marchese // January 30, 2012

The duo of Sam Haar and Zach Steinman don’t make much in the way of distinctions between music for the body and music for the mind. The Brooklyn-based electronic musicians’ 2010 Touched EP drew deeply from other heady ravers like the Orb and, going further back, pioneering German maestro Manuel Gottsching. Now, Blondes’ self-titled debut full-length, out February 7 on RVNG, finds the outfit staying wonderfully within that trippy tradition, with its blend of starry synth ripples and gut-level rhythm patterns. If you’ve ever wondered what music would be best to play during a dance party inside eternity’s womb, well, wonder no more. Listen exclusively here: