Review: Poolside, ‘Pacific Standard Time’

Review: Poolside, ‘Pacific Standard Time’: Aidin Vaziri | Jeffrey Paradise and Filip Nikolic originally met at a San Francisco nightclub, but it wasn’t until they relocated to Los Angeles that their musical mission came into focus as Poolside. The warmer, gentler climes of Southern California inform the music on the electronic duo’s first studio album, “Pacific Standard Time.” They like to call it “daytime disco,” which is as good as any label for the seductive mix of swooshing synthesizers, slap-bass rhythms and translucent vocals in songs such as “Take Me Home” and “Do You Believe.” But the showstopper is a marvelous remake of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,” which streamlines the original for designer hotel lobbies via handclaps and a creamy chorus. It’s the kind of music that demands you grab a large glass with skewered fruit sticking out the top.


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