Friday, July 20, 2012

Blood Diamonds - Phone Sex EP

The Phone Sex EP comes from the Vancouver based balearic influenced producer Blood Diamonds on 4AD (further proof of the versatility of the label's roster which also includes artists such as Zomby, Grimes and The Big Pink). The EP is the audio equivalent of Jeff Koons kitsch and features two original tracks which you can stream below. The title track is perhaps THE balearic track of the summer with a catchy and audacious chorus featuring labelmate Grimes pleading "please daddy take me home".  The production is as colorful and shiny as the cover art (by Elite Gymnastics) with steel drums and major chords abound. "Ritual" is a slightly more abstract number in terms of lyrics yet the melodies equally poppy and uplifiting. (we think Grimes's voice is also present here in a chopped and processed form). The remixes of "Phone Sex" by Unicorn Kid and Jensen Sportag are also worth a listen in their own right.All in all a unique package...and packaging (the vinyl comes in bright pink), which is available in Europe already and will be out in the states on the 24th of July.

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