Album Review of Dancehall by The Blaze.

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Dancehall by The Blaze

Release Date: Sep 7, 2018
Record label: Columbia
Genre(s): Electronic

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Dancehall - Average, Based on 2 Critics

Pitchfork - 57
Based on rating 5.7/10

Guillaume and Jonathan Alric, the cousins behind French duo the Blaze, aim for big themes on Dancehall. The very first sounds you hear are piano chords so rich and full you want to wrap yourself up in them like a very expensive coat. The bass throughout is among the heaviest you'll hear on any ….

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Clash Music
Their review was generally favourable

Initial cuts from French duo The Blaze showcased their electronic influences, however with this new album they've gone above and beyond with their sizzling percussions, mournful vocals and trance-like sounds. Opening with conveniently titled dance track 'Opening', the looping cut crafts a sense of wonder in ticking beats and soulful lyrics. Taking a soft approach, 'Breath,' opens with a nonchalant ray of harmonies, followed shortly by vocals by Jonathan Alric and Guillaume.

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