Bring Your Friends by Alev & Jas

Release date: February 23, 2024
Label: Self-Released

A bit of a suggestive title from Alev & Jas duo – Bring Your Friends.

And, indeed, you should, if you and the friends you are about to bring along favor your sounds on the ambient, modern classical and post more or less everything.

Alev is acclaimed Turkish-German producer and songwriter Alev Lenz and Jas is Simian Mobile Disco’s Jas Shaw and this is their somewhat brief debut collaboration.

Yet what we might yearn for brevity is thoroughly compensated by the quality of the music here – a combination of Jas’ electronics that go beyond the standard downtempo or ambient stuff and Alev’s detailed, almost ethereal vocal harmonies and some interesting lyrics.

 

The reason this combination works so well might lie in the fact that Shaw and Lenz have been practically working on this project for a decade now through their personal friendship and thorough musical experience – Shaw with his Simian Mobile Disco project and solo records and Lenz through his own Grammy-nominated records and on-screen productions.

While this mini album clocks at less than twenty minutes, its high-flying, soft-as-cloud sounds are something all those late-night listeners will thoroughly embrace.

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