Bonnie & Klein – Ithaca LP
Music For Dreams has recently released the debut album by Bonnie & Klein, entitled ‘Ithaca’ on Friday 8th December 2017.
The Copenhagen-based Music For Dreams label continues to be at the vanguard of the ambient revival as well as being at the forefront of the Balearic, chill, and space disco movement. MFD has generated an excellent string of releases in 2017 from some of the most eclectic and inspired artists. Artists making waves for the label include Jan Schulte, Ruf Dug, Be Svendsen, Copenema, Nordsø and Theill Apiento, Jose Manuel, The Swan & The Lake, Ambala, Oscar Bandersen, DJ Pippi, Leo Mas, Visti & Meyland, Mackrory & Collier, and label boss Kenneth Bager.
Greek producers Bonnie & Klein established themselves in 2015 with tracks such as ‘Beautiful City’ and ‘Total Blue’ on Music For Dreams, both well on the way to becoming new Balearic classics. Embracing and flaunting Mediterranean influences, the duo have created their own distinctive sound – soft electronic rhythms blend with horizontal textures to create a fragile balance of space for the listener’s mind while delivering beats for the beaches.
Tracks like ‘Ithaca’ and ‘Magnolia’ and others reveal a 90s influence of Cafe Del Mar, featuring slow percussion with cinematic strings on a relaxed beat receiving maximum support from the likes of Leo Mas, Moonboots, Jon Sa Trinxa, Kenneth Bager, and of course Balearic originator Jose Padilla. Percussively lilting ‘Coral’ and tango-inspired, xylophone & flute embellished ‘Aguavivas’ fully explore the Balearic beach and poolside soundtrack.
Born and raised in Greece, Bonnie & Klein are the aliases of George Fountzoulas and Thanasis Skouzis, two Balearica devotees who stick their musically beloved heads together to create soul moving music. They have also enjoyed releases on Seamless, Timewarp, Uber and Leng labels.
In the time-honoured tradition of Balearic producers, Bonnie & Klein confirm their authentic sound has been ‘inspired by the sea, forest, sunset, joy and pleasure’.
1. Bonnie & Klein – Ithaca
2. Bonnie & Klein – Coral
3. Bonnie & Klein – Aguavivas
4. Bonnie & Klein – Vrohero Oneiro (Feat. Marie Makropoulou)
5. Bonnie & Klein – Beautiful City
6. Bonnie & Klein – Oneiric
7. Bonnie & Klein – Total Blue
8. Bonnie & Klein – Demode
9. Bonnie & Klein – Magnolia
10. Bonnie & Klein – Someone Who Loves You
Bonnie & Klein – Beautiful City EP
Greek producers George Fountzoulas and Thanasis Skouzis aka Bonnie & Klein unveiled their great new balearic/downtempo three-track EP, entitled “Beautiful” City. The first track is “Beautiful City”, a low slung percussive groove with a slightly eastern feel with mediterranean strumming and delicate melodies and an unexpected sax solo. “Carina” is a lighter more cinematic groove with a soft flute pattern and muted guitar all wrapped up in warm strings. Mario Pierro of Raiders Of The Lost Arp (ROTLA) fame remixes “Beautiful City” creating an after sunset chugging balearic slo mo house track oozing class and subtlety.
Bonnie & Klein’s EP is the first release of UK label Über, out on July 16th 2014 via . Get it here.