Blondes' debut long-player, out now on RNVG Intl, is actually no such thing, and in part this is why it's such a paradoxical listen. Formed of three 12"s released last year, and coupled with two new tracks, the album is a series of pairs; Lover / Hater - Business / Pleasure - Wine / Water - Gold / Amber. Each track is only fully understandable, fully appreciable, in reference to its pair. Yet for all the chin-stroking this will undoubtably bring about in the techno-pseuds 'Blondes' is also at turns a deeply-involving house record, and as such it's a rarity in a genre more suited to expressing itself on a track-by-track basis.
What this all amounts to is that with Blondes you can really take or leave a lot of their music theory baggage and really get stuck into it as a pure aural experience. This should hopefully transpose perfectly to the live arena, when Blondes launch their record in London's Shacklewell Arms on Thursday 16th. Facebook event here and tickets here.