- Release Date 2017-03-24
- Label Planet Mu
- Catalog ZIQ377
The album takes the dream-state of Teengirl Fantasy's 2010 album '7AM' deep into the next day, stretching ambient themes in multiple directions, scattering with the morning light.
'8AM' is Teengirl Fantasy's most introspective and abstracted work so far. It still pulses with the muscle memory of house and disco, slow-motion sub bass, chiming synth melodies, and the airy, perfumed chords of early techno, but takes a line of flight away from songs, immersing the listener in a gently invigorating space. Pieced together from evocative fragments and longer beat-driven tracks, the music is melodic and dreamy, yet sharp and clear. The only vocal comes from Khalif Jones (f.k.a. Le1f) who draws the album back from its gentle turbulence into a time and place on 'Seeds'. '8AM' places the listener in a chilled delirium; one saturated with light, like when the glare from the sun's too bright but you can't stop squinting at it.