Ukraine-born and Barcelona-based electronic music artist, singer and songwriter Julia Bondar has announced her fourth album, ‘Bonding’. It’ll be available on October 20 and is her first release since 2020, when she dropped LP ‘Industrial Symphony’.
Co-founder of the brand Endorphine.es, Bondar is a keen advocate for modular synths - and, as she says in her Instagram bio, she does it all live.
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The fourth album consists of nine tracks - picking and choosing elements from industrial, techno, electro, avant-garde pop, darkwave genres and more.
On the album - in an announcement on Instagram - Bondar described ‘Bonding’ as a “Pandora box full of unexpected sounds”.
Each track, albeit exploring genres, is tied together with her euphoric - yet melancholic - stamp, providing the album with a noticeable through-line.
The opener, ‘Ruby Red’, is a thumping techno track which illustrates Bondar’s enthusiasm for modular programming, followed by two equally energetic tunes, ‘Pleasure & Pain’ and ‘Flamboyant’.
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This album follows teasers that Bondar has dropped over the last two weeks - she’s just released track ‘La Neige Et Ses Messes Noires’ in collaboration with French electro duo Maman Küsters, which too will be found on the new album.
‘Bonding’ is due for release on October 20, available on digital and vinyl.
A1. Ruby red
A2. Pain and pleasure
A4. La Neige Et Ses Messes Noires (intro)
B1. La Neige Et Ses Messes Noires (feat. Maman Küsters)
B5. In Flame
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Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter