Genre/Influences: Techno-body, technoid.
Background/Info: Born in Ukraine, but based in Barcelona (Spain) Julia Bondar has already released a few EP’s, and also a compilation album on Unknown Pleasures Records. This new EP was released by the end of 2019 and ‘talks about forbidden fruit, about something that we do not dare to reveal so we sublime it to the dance’.
Content: The concept –so far we can speak about a concept, is illustrated in a rather funny way with the cover of this EP. Julia Bondar transposed her deepest fantasies into techno-body sequences mixed with evasive loops. “Talk Dirty To Me” sounds darker and sounds a bit like techno music for dark cellars. The last track is shorter and driven by bleeping sequences.
+ + + : I like the dark touch hanging over this production. It sometimes has something tormented and that brings me to say that Julia Bondar perfectly transposed the ideas of ‘forbidden fantasies’ into music. “Talk Dirty To Me” is a real noticeable cut, and reveals the writing- and production skills of this female artist.
– – – : The last cut entitled “Lust” is pretty cool, but I here get the feeling it remains a bit unaccomplished while it’s a song with much more potential.
Conclusion: If you don’t know yet Julia Bondar, this EP is an interesting discovery with an artist who transposes techno stuff into a dark- and naughty format.
Best songs: “Talk Dirty To Me”.
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