46bliss, 46bliss

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Alternately sweet and sinister, 46bliss blend bubbling dance beats with gauzy synths and ethereal vocals to make gleaming pop for the 21st Century. Their strength is in the paired vocals of David Cooper and Clare Venoit, the former rough and reedy, the later cool and elegant. "Three Days to Live" recalls the eerier moments in the Depeche Mode catalog, with pinpricks of synth and a barely-there beat; "Desire Give Way" is anchored in a fat bass synth and ricochet rhythm and "Inner Sensation" pitches and rolls like the ocean.