After having established their rule over the 12" format and turning the run-of-the-mill dance EP into a miniature opera in its own right, Blond:ish have now announced plans for their debut album, entitled Welcome to the Present.
Flexing the psychedelic and spiritual influences that already informed their previous works, this new material presents itself not so much as the collection of DJ-ready peak-time bangers that some would have expected, but more of an adventure. It sees the duo embark on a universal journey, departing from the club comfort zone and exploring the deeper shades of world electronica. Here, each track is part of a bigger story, accomplishing its role in a vibrant, colourful mix of electronic moods, field recordings, traditional instruments and polyglot vocals.
In advance of the album's October 23 release, a club version of lead track "Endless Games" can be streamed in full below.
01. Shy Grass
02. Los Pensamientos
03. Lucy's Affair (Album Version)
04. Endless Games (Album Version)
05. Nada Brahma
07. Velvet Wave (Album Version)
08. Myein Caravan
09. Jupiter & Jaguar
10. Inner Jungle
11. It Starts Now