If there’s one thing that’s undeniable after listening to a release by Julia Bondar it’s that she loves to dance. Or at least make music for this purpose. And lucky us, because she’s quite gifted at it. Her latest, Bonding, is made for late nights in a smoke-filled club with its constant kicks, synth blurbs, and swagger. Still, it’s the morphing single-note percussive lines and drones that give Bonding its fluidity and addictive qualities—of which there are many. Bonding has a sinister quality, living in the underbelly of uncertain times, an album that isn’t going to bring the sunshine, lament, or even worship it. Rather, it will make you want to sleep through your days, ignoring the light completely and only coming alive in the darkness. That’s where it lives, where we come alive, and where we all end up, if we're lucky.