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Blue Hawaii


Second album of ambient electronic pop from the Montreal duo Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Alex "Agor" Cowan

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Arbutus Records
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  1. 8.4 |   Resident Advisor

    In an era where feelings and relationships are mediated through distance and technology, Blue Hawaii have found a way to connect more directly than ever
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  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Explores the psychically isolating nature of online relationships in a seemingly ‘connected’ world
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Tenderness is of its time and a document of the eternal search for a true relationship -- whether that's with someone else or one's self
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  4. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    By far the group’s most enjoyable collection of songs
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  5. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Has an intimacy that makes it worth hearing on headphones yet an extroversion that makes it one marketing push away from crossover dance success
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  6. 7.0 |   The 405

    Tenderness firmly establishes itself as a fascinating follow up to Untogether in how it contrasts with it so sharply
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  7. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Tidily executed, evocative and catchy to boot
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  8. 7.0 |   Clash

    More engaging than its predecessor but no less immersive, making it on the whole a hugely accomplished return
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