This summer, Brooklyn duo Xeno and Oaklander are a minimal electronics girl/boy duo from Brooklyn , bring their minimal electronic sounds to Ghostly International with new album Par Avion, their first for the label. The album's title is a reference to postcards - it translates as "by plane", and was used to mark airmail sent from exotic places. The songs are postcards of love for a cold age - shimmering moments from the present, romantic messages from the past, and love mementos for the future. Together, they make up an album of contrasts - the songs move from upbeat to downbeat, slow to fast, light to dark. Wendelbo's whispery vocals are sung in both French and English, calling to mind Jane Birkin and Fran√É¬ßoise Hardy. Again, there's a contrast between dark and light - the alluring, tropical warmth of Wendelbo's vocals is juxtaposed against duo's signature icy cold, ultra-modern synth sounds. Those sounds have a new component for Par Avion - synth wizard Sean McBride uses an analogue Serge modular synth to create washes ofsound that recall '90s shoegaze. The result is an album that stimulates and fascinates throughout, a rich feast for all the senses, a world to get lost in again and again.