this is a thread for the BALEARIC REVIVAL

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to avoid derailing the studio thread, please to discuss all your smoothed-out dub disco flamenco party faves here!

has there been much talk of a mountain of one on ILM? i know there has been a bit on the noise board. their two EPs are getting reissued on CD with some new songs in september, i can imagine ILM's talk talk fan contingent flipping out for that. new single is getting a 12 minute+ studio remix, too.

haitch, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 01:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

i almost bought the Sorcerer album yesterday.

jaxon, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 01:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

here are some other groups worth checking out

dreamchimney dudes
windsurf: http://www.myspace.com/windsurfmusic
(& the two members of Windsurf)
sorcerer: http://www.myspace.com/sorcererjams
hatchback: http://www.myspace.com/hatchback76

blackjoy: http://www.myspace.com/blackjoy2000

jaxon, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 01:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think i should pull out the Chicken Lips albums from a few years ago. at the time i wasn't feeling the dadrockness of it, but heard a song of theirs at a sushi joint last night (don't tell steve shasta i went on a sunday) and it really reminded me of Map of Africa.

jaxon, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 01:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think that chicken lips album only came out last year!

that hatchback track 'white diamond' (and its much-hyped prins thomas remix) is pretty fine. hadn't heard of windsurf before now, though.

haitch, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 02:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

what's up with this new AMO single?

cutty, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 02:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

We just this morning took delivery of the new A Mountain of One single, 'Brown Piano' (for some reason this title cracks me up), and album, Collected Works (I know why that one cracks me up). The album just assembles the tracks which've already seen album release and slaps on a Blue NIle/Talk Talk-style sleeve, but the single, a new track, boasts a remix from Studio - an eleven-minute epic (of course), it has one of the most ominous, grand intros I've heard in a while, but as a whole it doesn't hold a candle to anything on their supernaturally good West Coast LP.
(from this)

haitch, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 02:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

balearic revival is new downtempo.

Romeo Jones, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 02:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

oops, meant to say it's THE new downtempo

Romeo Jones, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 02:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

adult contemporary?

speculator, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 03:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm scared to go back to that Chicken Lips record, remember some horrifying listening experiences last year.

Dominique, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 03:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

Don't know how much we need this thread, as a lot has been discussed in the beardo thread.

I have seen "balearic" become one of the go-to adjectives for hip online shops these days, to describe anything that is vaguely neo-disco, downtempo, or trip-hop sounding. Anything that has an acoustic guitar also works. I think even the new Chemical Brothers album was saddled with the tag!

It was only so short ago that "balearic" usually meant smooth jazz/adult contemporary music, or was something you'd find on an Ibiza comp. I can see many people get badly burned (a la Italo Disco, Ryan Paris/Radiorama does not sound like Mixed Up In the Hague) if this new flavor continues to grow.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 04:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

I mean, how far are we from Todd Terje releasing instrumental edits of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game"!

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 04:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

fyi trentmoller did an amazing remix of wicked game under his business man alias

The Macallan 18 Year, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

so, to answer your question: not far

The Macallan 18 Year, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have listened the shit out of those aMo1 albums

max, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

er EPs

max, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

^ i guess that's the same thing haitch said

jaxon, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hah - the 1st beta band ep is now a signifier.

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 09:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol @ rough trade - everyone knows the 1st BB EP was the weakest!

jabba hands, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 10:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

meet the new british press same as the old

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

how far are we from Todd Terje releasing instrumental edits of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game"

okay surely i am not alone in thinking this would be the most amazing thing?

c sharp major, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

couldnt be better than all those pom pom re-edits.

, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

"lol @ rough trade - everyone knows the 1st BB EP was the weakest!"

Yeah this is almost off-putting to read. It surely means "y'know, it's got a rhythm track and it's a bit cruisy, but it's not scary or anything! nothing too experimental!"

And yeah I'm imagining the most awesome awesome edit of "Wicked Game" right now. Not that the song needs an edit to be fabulous.

Tim F, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 13:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

fyi trentmoller did an amazing remix of wicked game under his business man alias

does anyone read my posts? http://aurgasm.us/2006/12/hey-dj-friday-chris-isaak-and-dub.html

The Macallan 18 Year, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

:( <-- before listening to that song

:) <-- after

The Macallan 18 Year, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

Not bad, but I'd prefer hearing The Studio do something with that one.

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

okay i think i have to jump ship when we're onto groups named windsurf and hatchback

strongohulkington, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah, i pretty much said the same thing on the 70s soft rock thread. but their music is good and they seem like cool guys.

jaxon, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 17:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

couldnt be better than all those pom pom re-edits.

-- ☪, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:22 (11 hours ago) Link

plz 2 explain

elan, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 22:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

this is a nice one by Jaki of Can's Phantom Band
http://www.dreamchimney.com/tracks/16823

jaxon, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 22:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

there totally needs to be a seperate balearic thread as stuff gets lost int he beardo thread to quickly.

the mix that mountain on one did for best foot forward is totally wrecking my head.

in some ways its really great phased out low slung coke rock.

and sometimes i think that balearic is the nu re edit is the new electro is the nu electroclash is the nu...is the nu...is the nu.....
(repeat to fade)

and I think about cnuts going into phonica and asking about the lastest Lindstrom mix of chris rea's Josephine and I want to kill it before it grows.

Hamildan, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 22:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Almost two years old, but the Lindstrom and Prins Thomas LP goes here too. I almost feel like they should have released it under a different moniker and then went ahead and released the 12" versions as themselves. Its not a dance record at all.

gr8080, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 20:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Shitty things about my new commute:

-It is 40+ miles one way
-It is 60 - 90 minutes depending on time of day

Awesome things about my new commute:

-It gives me plenty of time to listen to new music
-Music on this thread accompanies commute's view nicely:

http://icons.wunderground.com/data/wximagenew/k/kaneohe/2.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/66/273742401_a1f618f53f_o.jpg

http://image42.webshots.com/42/4/36/21/2062436210017353410UvkNDq_ph.jpg

gr8080, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 20:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

where is that?

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 20:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

windward coast of Oahu.

gr8080, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 20:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

New Jersey

deej, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 20:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

Wow - that is awesome. I don't really get the Lindsrom&Prins Thomas reference though.

So is anyone gonna venture a definition of balearic?

baaderonixx, Thursday, 2 August 2007 08:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

Here's the top 25 balaeric records as voted for on the v balaeric DJ History board. These were all played on Bill Brewster's show on Kiss(?) yesterday...

1 Tullio de Piscopo - Primavera (Stop Bajon) (Bagaria, 1984)
2 William Pitt - City Lights (Public Sound, 1986)
3 Elkin & Nelson - Jibaro (CBS, 1986)
4 Chris Rea - Josephine (Magnet, 1985)
5 Herb Alpert - Rotation (A&M, 1979)
6 Manuel Goettsching - E2-E4 (Inteam, 1984)
7 Mandy Smith - I Just Can't Wait (Cool & Breezy Jazz Mix) (PWL, 1987)
8 Dizzi Heights - Would I Find Love (Parlophone, 1986)
9 Art Of Noise - Moments In Love (Island, 1983)
10 It's Immaterial - Driving Away From Home (Virgin, 1986)
11 Carly Simon - Why (WEA, 1982)
12 Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle (Lucky Number, 2005)
13 Donna Summer - State of Independence (WEA, 1982)
14 Laid Back - Fly Away/Walking In The Sunshine (CBS, 1983)
15 Kate Bush - Running Up The Hill (EMI, 1985)
16 Cure - Lullaby (Fiction, 1989)
17 Linda Di Franco - TV Scene (WEA, 1985)
18 Flash & The Pan - Walking In The Rain (Epic, 1978)
19 Izit - Stories (ffrr, 1989)
20 Fleetwood Mac - Big Love (Arthur Baker Remix) (Warners, 1987)
21 Double – The Captain Of Her Heart (Polydor, 1985)
22 The Beloved - The Sun Rising (WEA, 1989)
23 Enzo Avitabile - Blackout (EMI, 1986)
24 Mike Francis - Features Of Love (Concorde, 1985)
25 Richie Havens - Going Back To My Roots (Elektra, 1980)

Raw Patrick, Thursday, 2 August 2007 09:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

WTF - The Cure "Lullaby"???

baaderonixx, Thursday, 2 August 2007 09:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

There's no Wiki entry for balearic (the music) so someone should write a really bad one and piss off the purists. I'm so unbalearic that I spelled it wrong twice in my previous post.

Raw Patrick, Thursday, 2 August 2007 09:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

there's a wiki entry for 'Balearic Beat', though.

I used to think it was pronounced and spelt 'baleriac', I'm still not really sure if I'm saying it right.

c sharp major, Thursday, 2 August 2007 11:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've never heard anyone say 'Balearic beat'.

Raw Patrick, Thursday, 2 August 2007 11:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

mm, it sounds kind of lame (the word 'beat' in a genre name generally sounds lame and pseudy to me?). 'Balearic house' i've seen used, though.

c sharp major, Thursday, 2 August 2007 11:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Lullabye" I can totally see if it's the Extended Mix on Mixed Up - I've put that on quite a few balearic-y "Back to Mine" style comps I've made.

Tim F, Thursday, 2 August 2007 12:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Floating in the air, floating in the sea, take my hand, come with me"

blueski, Thursday, 2 August 2007 12:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Brown Piano" is up on the A Mountain of One myspace page

jaxon, Thursday, 2 August 2007 21:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

i love playing the 12" mix of lullabye in downtempo/baleric sets.

also, baaderonixxpaws: listen to this cd:

http://www.kompaktkiste.de/cd/_123/_5/541516501427cdp.jpg

gr8080, Thursday, 2 August 2007 21:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's like a postrock band playing dance music in hawaii

jaxon, Thursday, 2 August 2007 21:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

Chee Shimizu's live mix on this Music From Memory compilation is really good, I always think of the label primarily in terms of the ambient stuff they release so to hear a proper mix that you can actually dance to is fun.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 30 August 2017 18:27 (five months ago) Permalink

Digging this

https://soundcloud.com/troyski/zajedno-for-opalakia-on-pbs-fm

groovypanda, Monday, 11 September 2017 12:14 (five months ago) Permalink

Chee Shimizu's live mix on this Music From Memory compilation is really good, I always think of the label primarily in terms of the ambient stuff they release so to hear a proper mix that you can actually dance to is fun.

a lot of the mixes the guys behind it do are more uptempo.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 11 September 2017 13:05 (five months ago) Permalink

LG you're always listening to good mixes of this stuff, point me towards something similarly uptempo and brilliant you've had on recently please

boxedjoy, Monday, 11 September 2017 20:00 (five months ago) Permalink

I made a mix this weekend using mostly vinyl but some digital files. https://www.mixcloud.com/biznotic/expand-and-expand/

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 11 September 2017 22:46 (five months ago) Permalink

u bros up on charlotte adigéry? her 12" and garrett's 'private life' are my too big balearic discoveries this summer

( ^_^) (Lamp), Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:04 (five months ago) Permalink

I love that Charlotte Adigery, "Senegal Seduction" is the one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKISwVQh7oA

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:21 (five months ago) Permalink

enjoyed that mix brotherlovesdub, that Oktoberklubben track really reminds me of Studio.

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:41 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah, The Oktoberklubben is so good. I'm tempted to buy another copy before the 300 pressed are all gone.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:35 (five months ago) Permalink

Thanks for listening! It's not a great mix technically, levels are off due to going back and forth between vinyl and digital, but the songs are good.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:36 (five months ago) Permalink

@ boxedjoy - sure - this one is from last year but prob one of my favourite mixes in recent years. jamie tiller is one of the music from memory guys: https://soundcloud.com/dkmntl/orpheu-the-wizard-jamie-tiller-at-lente-kabinet-festival-28052016

there are prob more where that came from. maybe the trujillo mix from brilliant corners too, tho it's a little less obscure: https://www.mixcloud.com/BrilliantCorners/trujillos-cosmic-caribe-300517/

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:54 (five months ago) Permalink

there are so many amazing mixes of free music that fit this thread - brilliant corners' mixcloud alone is full of these huge mixes.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:56 (five months ago) Permalink

Spiritland's Mixcloud feed is similarly packed with down-tempo goodness: https://www.mixcloud.com/Spiritland/

André Ryu (Neil S), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 10:05 (five months ago) Permalink

Listening to Chris Coco from Spiritland now. It's quite good, and especially nice considering he doesn't talk. I regularly listen to Melodica, but his voice is even more annoying than Mary Ann Hobbes.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 16:32 (five months ago) Permalink

i prob posted this before but this one is a real odyssey: https://soundcloud.com/johngomezldn/john-gomez-jamie-tiller-at-brilliant-corners

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:45 (five months ago) Permalink

Also lots of good mixes over at Dr Rob's Ban Ban Ton Ton site, especially his Looking For The Balearic Beat series of mixes of new releases:

https://banbantonton.com/2017/09/08/mix-looking-for-the-balearic-beat-september-2017/

groovypanda, Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:10 (five months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

The new Harvey compilation is worth getting, as usual.

skip, Thursday, 12 October 2017 05:36 (four months ago) Permalink

This mix from the Beat Broker is soothing me on a cold and wet Thursday morning:

https://soundcloud.com/eclectics28/eclectics-radio-show-number-two

groovypanda, Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:41 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The new Harvey compilation is worth getting, as usual.

i like this comp a lot but it's just not the same as what he plays when you see him. i guess it's good he keeps this divide but still.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 4 November 2017 13:21 (three months ago) Permalink

My friend reworked Otis by Durutti Column. Should fit in balearic sets.

https://soundcloud.com/marshall_watson/landr-durutti-column-otis-marshall-watson-rework

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 9 November 2017 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Parachute - From Asian Port LP

Check out "Miura Wind" at ~27:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otu3X6hQDV4

skip, Friday, 10 November 2017 06:37 (three months ago) Permalink

This came up on shuffle on the way to work this morning but I have no idea where I got it from. Sounds like something Harvey might play so possibly that.

Great track though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOT_16pUBoc

groovypanda, Friday, 10 November 2017 08:26 (three months ago) Permalink

That was posted in the italo rfi thread recently iirc.

willem, Friday, 10 November 2017 08:34 (three months ago) Permalink

love that asian port lp. the first track is one i was trying to id for a while way upthread.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 10 November 2017 08:52 (three months ago) Permalink

That was posted in the italo rfi thread recently iirc.

Found it on my hardrive now in a folder called Loft Classics and dated 15 November 2016 so assume it was just after Mancuso died and everyone was posting their favourite tracks on FB

groovypanda, Friday, 10 November 2017 09:27 (three months ago) Permalink

all the mixes you guys replied with have kept me going through a few weeks, thanks!

boxedjoy, Saturday, 11 November 2017 19:40 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1CvxlRQ4xg

this drumtalk record is amazingly good imo

(° . ° )― (Lamp), Friday, 17 November 2017 21:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Didn't realise there was a new The Swan and The Lake album released earlier this year. Bit more minimal and new agey in parts but still very, very good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0QtBveHW8U

groovypanda, Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:51 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFkpa7Ywch4

Loving this remix

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:08 (two months ago) Permalink

I've wondered about this one for quite a while and up it pops with a 2017 reissue. I haven't heard the rest of the LP yet. Genre names are for the birds and insects but it can go here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBxLif0RPXY

saer, Friday, 24 November 2017 19:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh nice! I hope Polar Sequences gets reissued too.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 24 November 2017 19:19 (two months ago) Permalink

"Bit more minimal and new agey in parts but still very, very good"

Yeah, this was a bit disappointing. You picked the best track to post above though!

skip, Monday, 27 November 2017 07:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Not sure how many followers of this thread also bookmark the New Age one but the Pauline Anna Strom compilation that seandalai posted is absolutely sublime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcWZ6C-kn_Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp6ZNrH4EzA

groovypanda, Monday, 4 December 2017 08:09 (two months ago) Permalink

unbelievable african disco tune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=205&v=P4Jzl5CeW5k

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 15:25 (two months ago) Permalink

mega latepass but the dj sports album is prob my aoty. every second of it is perfect to me

flopson, Saturday, 9 December 2017 01:37 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d227Q8dKKQ

skip, Monday, 11 December 2017 21:56 (two months ago) Permalink

i guess this belongs here:

i like making people up on youtube. someone replied to my comment on chris rea's "nothing's happenin' by the sea" - a beautiful reply. pic.twitter.com/0dfzqcXxkU

— Ronan Fitzgerald (@rmkf) December 15, 2017

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 December 2017 15:25 (two months ago) Permalink

love it <3

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 15:28 (two months ago) Permalink

whisky panda eyes

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 15:29 (two months ago) Permalink

masterpiece followed by masterpiece

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 15 December 2017 15:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Haha so good!

badg, Friday, 15 December 2017 17:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Various 2017 best ofs are out over on Ban Ban Ton Ton (not on Testpressing this year).

Usual mix of stuff posted in this thread and other gems that went under the radar.

groovypanda, Friday, 22 December 2017 09:46 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Testpressing best of 2017 roundup now available in one handy YouTube playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvhTM3qzAHgtukRRajqX_8Wq8qOJeRD9K

groovypanda, Friday, 12 January 2018 10:05 (one month ago) Permalink

more balearic rock than straight dance music, but i'm seeing Yumi Zouma today in austin and i've been thinking about their balearic revival influences a lot recently (they did an homage to air france's last single as one of their first releases). so, so good, and their releases keep showing a bunch of growth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoDoTZFt-fo

austinb, Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:24 (one month ago) Permalink

(their label Cascine takes a lot of influence from Sincerely, Yours and the Gothenberg scene in general, so I end up following a bunch of their releases)

austinb, Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:26 (one month ago) Permalink

yes! I think I've mentioned Cascine before but they are basically keeping the Air France/Studio/Tough Alliance axis of 2007 balearic pop alive. How were YZ live? I am in a WhatsApp group they shared on their Facebook which the band members and tour manager are members of and it's been so frustrating hearing about this tour and them not actually coming to Scotland.

boxedjoy, Monday, 15 January 2018 11:38 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Karat Der Blaue Planet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_HmiymMKNA

flopson, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 03:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Nice one

skip, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 08:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://wearerhythmsection.bandcamp.com/album/compilation-for-dominica

loads of great stuff AND it's a charity compilation for Dominica

boxedjoy, Monday, 5 February 2018 09:59 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.gofundme.com/pbv-rally

the late great, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 22:07 (five days ago) Permalink


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