the duo’s infatuation with the dark side of techno & immersive sound environments creates an evolution of their sound for intense club atmospheres.
‘swisher’ unfolds as a series of mini-epics rather than a string of banging cuts. still, the allegiance to the groove remains absolute. rich timbres & vaporous synth sounds seep throughout the album with a cosmic scope that aligns blondes not only with the german synth masters of the’ 70s, but also the slow burning dub techno of latter day germany – though ramped up several bpms. the heterogeneous textures throughout ‘swisher’ often brood, but ultimately make for a considerate & cathartic brand of dance music. the album’s foundation is its tremendously crafted percussive core & its architecture is the elemental beauty hinted at in prior blondes work, now realised in lucid detail.
- Bora Bora