Get your headphones at the ready. GoodIdeas, the newest single release from Berlin-based duo bloodkneeves, is a shimmering slice of ambience that deserves your full attention.
An act who were never a friend to the spacebar, bloodkneeves have been busy of late, with their new track following on from last month’s more club-ready 4am Conversations. GoodIdeas, in turn, shows the duo’s more reflective side, in a return to the style that’s proved a successful formula through a number of releases since 2014.
A well-suited soundtrack to the early hour haze of a dingy Berlin bar
An airy intro builds into a shuffling offbeat, reminiscent of British giants of the genre like Phaelah, Four Tet and Bonobo. Early dubstep influences are combined with a trip-hop sensibility, with the slick production showing that this is a group hitting a real vein of form. The xylophone motif adds to a hypnotic feel, making this a well-suited soundtrack to the early hour haze of a dingy Berlin bar.
Intricate, experimental, and rich in its instrumentation, this single marks bloodkneeves out as one to keep an eye on over the coming year.