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Blue Hawaii- Untogether

homepage_large.ca76b95cDiscreet and reserved, Blue Hawaii’s first full length album, Untogether, is simply breathtaking. The Canadian duo (also a part of indie rock band, Braids) created one of the most spine-chilling LP’s of 2013; it’s an album that needs to be listened to more than once for it is full of mysterious moments that creates a lingering and evocative feeling. Singer Ra (short for Raphaelle Standell-Preston) has the voice of an angel; it’s operatic yet untainted as the clarity in her voice is reminiscent of her indie counterparts Lykke Li and Cocorosie. Backing her is Braids member, Agor (Alexander Cowan) whose beats make you feel like you are floating into outer space, they are heavy and ominous without sounding cliché or overused. The album flows effortlessly together, Ra’s vocals push the album continuously forward and each song creates more tension within the beats until the penultimate final song “The Other Day” which highlights the chemistry between vocals and melody to craft an absolutely beautiful song.

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