Xeno & Oaklander / Par Avion
Album:Par Avion Collection:General
Artist:Xeno & Oaklander Added:Aug 2014
Label:Ghostly International 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-08-15 Pull Date:2014-10-17 
Week Ending:Oct 12Oct 5Sep 28Sep 21Sep 7Aug 31Aug 17

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 28, 2015:In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [SPQ04]
4.Oct 06, 2014:Deep Sea Didgeridoo
2.Dec 29, 2014:In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand: Best of The Year 2014. Part 2!
5.Oct 02, 2014:Meow
3.Oct 06, 2014:In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand
6.Sep 27, 2014:In The Year 1000, 8000
Nuage D'ivoire

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2014-08-14 
Precise electro-pop with hints of minimalism and pulsating female vocals best characterizes Par Avion, the debut album by Brooklyn’s girl/boy duo Xeno & Oaklander. Par Avion’s strength lies in its ability to effortlessly navigate through 80s synth-pop terrains and seduce us with an alluring 60s inspired voice, courtesy of French/Norwegian singer Liz Wendelbo. Sean McBride, the other half of the duo, also sings on a couple of tracks. It’s an album full of icy cold upbeat and downbeat moments that are well executed. Drum machines forever.

RIYL: Adult., Ladytron, Soft Cell, early Depeche Mode, Visage, Jane Birkin, Anything Box, and Françoise Hardy.

Recommended Tracks: 2, 3, 5, 7, and 9

1. (5:01) Interface – Long intro with some catchy synths. Great vocals.
2. (3:10) *Lastly – Upbeat Ladytronish track with some retro elements, sounds fresh.
3. (3:58) **Sheen – The single of the album. Solid track.
4. (4:17) Per Avion – Dense downbeat track. Nice synths.
5. (4:15) *Jasmine Nights – Visage’s influence here. Strange beat, cool vocals.
6. (2:27) Reflections – The slowest track on the album. Instrumental blues.
7. (3:22) **Nuage d'Ivoire – The second best track on the album. Depeche Mode energy here.
8. (2:13) Providence – Semi-instrumental, atmospheric downbeat track.
9. (3:21) **G. Bruno – Soft Cell’s influence all over this song. Great interaction between both vocalists here. Nice upbeat closer!

Track Listing
1.Interface 5.Jasmine Nights
2.Lastly 6.Reflections
3.Sheen 7.Nuage D'ivoire
4.Par Avion 8.Providence
 9.G. Bruno