10 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Guillaume and Jonathan Alric’s debut album is named after the dancing space, not the Jamaican music genre, but you’ll hear hints of dub reggae and electro in their lullabies. The Paris-based cousins tend to bundle their influences in warm house beats, patient arrangements, and yearning vocals that sound like distorted, distant weeping. The result can sometimes be sparkling and euphoric, like the gently rocking “PLACES,” or it can be dark and transfixing, like the throbbing pulse in “RUNAWAY.” But it’s always more headphone introspection than nightclub escapism that ties the album together and sets the duo apart. “FACES,” the project’s lone instrumental, was one of The Blaze’s earliest tracks. “To have that kind of emotion,” they told Beats 1 host Hanuman Welch of the song, “it’s a bit different. It’s more a kind of—how do you say?— growing up.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Guillaume and Jonathan Alric’s debut album is named after the dancing space, not the Jamaican music genre, but you’ll hear hints of dub reggae and electro in their lullabies. The Paris-based cousins tend to bundle their influences in warm house beats, patient arrangements, and yearning vocals that sound like distorted, distant weeping. The result can sometimes be sparkling and euphoric, like the gently rocking “PLACES,” or it can be dark and transfixing, like the throbbing pulse in “RUNAWAY.” But it’s always more headphone introspection than nightclub escapism that ties the album together and sets the duo apart. “FACES,” the project’s lone instrumental, was one of The Blaze’s earliest tracks. “To have that kind of emotion,” they told Beats 1 host Hanuman Welch of the song, “it’s a bit different. It’s more a kind of—how do you say?— growing up.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
19 Ratings
19 Ratings
Joeysdca ,

Euphoric Beats

I am not sure why people are saying lose the lyrics? I think the lyrics make the songs more powerful and give depth to each peace. This is one of the few albums I can put on repeat and enjoy every second. Amazing job!

PictorGuy ,

REPETATIVE

The vocals are repetitive. I quickly grew tired of SHE, PLACES, and QUEENS. THE VOCALS ARE REPETATIVE. The VOCALS are REPETATIVE.

LivingstonScott ,

With an exception

Every song except FACES is a stunning addition to their catalog that I love. Faces wares me out with repetition but the music is wonderful. A great album.