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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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i almost bought the Sorcerer album yesterday.

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

what's up with this new AMO single?

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

balearic revival is new downtempo.

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

oops, meant to say it's THE new downtempo

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

adult contemporary?

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

so, to answer your question: not far

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

i have listened the shit out of those aMo1 albums

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

er EPs

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

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w46/amountainofone/Quotes.jpg

jaxon, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

^ i guess that's the same thing haitch said

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

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

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

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

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

meet the new british press same as the old

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

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

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

:( <-- before listening to that song

:) <-- after

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

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

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

where is that?

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

windward coast of Oahu.

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

New Jersey

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

WTF - The Cure "Lullaby"???

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wait, there's a Music From Memory thread?

groovypanda, Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:09 (four months ago) Permalink

This is on the flip of the reissue and also very good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqnneVDzG2s

groovypanda, Thursday, 15 March 2018 09:13 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKTcVS3jw5g

flopson, Friday, 23 March 2018 00:47 (four months ago) Permalink

new shy layers owns

||||||||, Saturday, 24 March 2018 18:36 (four months ago) Permalink

so sick

flopson, Monday, 26 March 2018 06:07 (four months ago) Permalink

nice, love a bit of Mison and this is getting my week off to a mellow start

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Monday, 26 March 2018 08:47 (four months ago) Permalink

I had a five hour bus journey last week and that Mison mix was a real help on it

boxedjoy, Monday, 26 March 2018 19:30 (four months ago) Permalink

https://music-from-memory.bandcamp.com/album/tbc

really into the final track "All Blue" on this Giuseppe Leonardi EP

boxedjoy, Monday, 26 March 2018 20:54 (four months ago) Permalink

https://kenoathrecords.bandcamp.com/album/angophora-scenes

recommended if you enjoyed the Tornado Wallace album and that Fourth World Music compilation

boxedjoy, Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:21 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Nice. Shy Layers premieres new track on Dream Chimney

I ❤️ Dream Chimney. Song premiere! https://t.co/6eOex44ykF

— Shy Layers (@shylayers) April 24, 2018

groovypanda, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 19:21 (three months ago) Permalink

There was a new Shy Layers a few weeks ago on Spotify Release Radar.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 20:14 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JmTaNH4b7M

groovypanda, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 06:59 (three months ago) Permalink

really like that but I hope there's an instrumental version

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 09:42 (three months ago) Permalink

I thought I had posted about this Sign Libra mini-album in here but it seems not - on Antinote, and originally designed as the soundtrack to a ballet performance a few years ago. It's all panpipes and sax and birdsong samples and probably my favourite music I've heard this year.

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

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 09:47 (three months ago) Permalink

cosmic loveliness, including lots of Japanese synthpop and part of the Super Metroid soundtrack!
https://www.mixcloud.com/Spiritland/joakim-at-spiritland-3rd-may-2018/

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 08:11 (three months ago) Permalink

New Tommyboy mix!

https://soundcloud.com/whoistommy/tommyboy-out-of-africa-ii-metanoia

groovypanda, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 08:23 (three months ago) Permalink

charity shop find a couple of weeks ago :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifetracks

never heard of it before, but damn, its perfect for the current sunshine excess.

mark e, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 08:52 (three months ago) Permalink

^ Ha! I've actually been listening to that Tom Middleton album a lot recently for the first time in years. There are some great tracks on it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swvAY3-r0_Q

groovypanda, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 09:25 (three months ago) Permalink

New Eleventeen Eston LP coming in two weeks. Loved the last one

https://soundcloud.com/growingbinrecords/sets/eleventeen-eston-at-the-water

groovypanda, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 14:09 (three months ago) Permalink

I’ve never paid much attention to the dude before but from the snippets up on soundcloud the forthcoming new Holly Mare album sounds phenomenal:

https://soundcloud.com/jolly-mare/logica-natura-lp

Tim F, Saturday, 19 May 2018 05:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Ugh, Jolly Mare I mean.

Tim F, Saturday, 19 May 2018 05:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Some great tracks in here, perfect listening for a Sunday morning. I don't really know much about this scene but I've picked up a few Antinote and Music From Memory releases and am looking forward to doing a bit more digging

paolo, Sunday, 20 May 2018 12:02 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This sounds good

This beauty is out on July 13. Hear & Now - Aurora Baleare: https://t.co/hzisoeQRdK pic.twitter.com/TpMfD0xRFc

— Claremont 56 (@Claremont56) July 3, 2018

groovypanda, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 11:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Excited for this

Super excited to announce my new LP Circle is available for pre order here > https://t.co/i9nhpTUY30 pic.twitter.com/N7Tdjy67HR

— Phil France (@philfrancemusic) July 6, 2018

groovypanda, Monday, 9 July 2018 07:59 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct01S1KcZp0

Jura Soundsystem "Udaberri Blues"

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:27 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8QqOoS0MOk

MJ Lallo - "Aquarius Blue"

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:28 (one month ago) Permalink

The Sound Of Love International is probably my favourite compilation of the year so far (Italian Dream House III was extremely disappointing) and this is my favourite from it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHMZSJy8a44

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:31 (one month ago) Permalink

STROOM 〰 might be giving Music From Memory serious competition in the archival reissue business:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54fDIReOk4M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYJNo_ph9uc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I3eNguvreM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTOfPEolGr0

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:37 (one month ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/Qyi2pqXDp30

Have we ever had a street soul thread? So much of this stuff is brilliant in a fake Soul II Soul way. This one is getting a reissue after selling for two thousand pounds (!) on Discogs

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:56 (one month ago) Permalink

(This one being Bo'vel - Check 4 U)

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:57 (one month ago) Permalink

This mix is great

http://testpressing.org/2018/07/mix-468-good-block-a-ton-of-free-edits/

groovypanda, Thursday, 12 July 2018 10:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Thanks, boxedjoy. I heard the Pablo's Eyes comps and was almost surprised by how much I was feeling them. Their Extreme albums didn't make much of an impression on me in the 90s. Also loving that Jason Kolar disc. I don't think it's a reissue though

doug watson, Sunday, 15 July 2018 01:54 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Not sure that I actually need more music like this in my life but:

(a) loving Arp's Zebra; and

(b) excited for Hatchback's new album based on the single, which is gorgeous.

Tim F, Sunday, 15 July 2018 02:31 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Whoah!! New Hatchback?

I honestly don't think a single week has passed in the last 7 years without me listening to at least one track from Zeus & Apollo

groovypanda, Sunday, 15 July 2018 15:30 (four weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

OK so when is the Jolly Mare album coming out?? What happened?

I've been looking forward to it.

Evan, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 05:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Out this Friday I think

groovypanda, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 11:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Oh! I hope so.

Evan, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 11:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://boomkat.com/products/logica-natura

groovypanda, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 12:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ah, got it. Some other sites were not estimating an actual release date. Even his soundcloud still says June.

Evan, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 12:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6eQaeSobPA

I'm not sure if this belongs in here. It's a dub version of a Sade track (I think) on Berceuse Heroique, who usually release extremely unBalearic techno

paolo, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 21:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py8hSDhFp-k

I’ve been enjoying this.

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 23:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp Sade is as Balearic as it gets so that track is a perfect fit for this thread

groovypanda, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 07:47 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtW8IkDUdDU

Number None, Friday, 3 August 2018 00:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Yay! They scratch the Antena itch

Evan, Friday, 3 August 2018 04:56 (one week ago) Permalink

daniel aged from inc. (no world) put out a short balearicy ambient album recently that i've been listening to a lot

this one is rly good https://danielaged.bandcamp.com/track/bh-3

J0rdan S., Friday, 3 August 2018 05:43 (one week ago) Permalink

oh yeah that hits the spot

niels, Friday, 3 August 2018 06:53 (one week ago) Permalink

STROOM 〰 might be giving Music From Memory serious competition in the archival reissue business

Their Ingus Baušķenieks compilation is lovely. What are the best releases on this label? I got their album of unreleased Vazz material last year, that's worth checking out

paolo, Monday, 13 August 2018 10:37 (yesterday) Permalink

This one is great:

https://www.discogs.com/Pablos-Eye-Bardo-For-Pablo/release/11989975

toby, Monday, 13 August 2018 16:00 (yesterday) Permalink

Hey that is good. Looking forward to the new Domenique Dumont as well

paolo, Monday, 13 August 2018 21:02 (yesterday) Permalink


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