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Morning Mari* Album of the week 26-30 August ‐ Worldwide FM
  • Morning Mari* Album of the week 26-30 August

    EQUIKNOXX – ETERNAL CHILDREN [EQUIKNOXX MUSIC] On ​Eternal Children​, “forward thinking music group” ​Equiknoxx, ​comprising of – (​Shanique Marie, Bobby Blackbird, Gavsborg, Kemikal Splash & Time Cow) ​do something they have never done before: express themselves as a collective. For the better part of a dancehall decade, producers ​Gavin “Gavsborg” Blair ​and ​Nick “Bobby Blackbird”…

    EQUIKNOXX – ETERNAL CHILDREN [EQUIKNOXX MUSIC]

    On ​Eternal Children​, “forward thinking music group” ​Equiknoxx, ​comprising of – (​Shanique Marie, Bobby Blackbird, Gavsborg, Kemikal Splash & Time Cow) ​do something they have never done before: express themselves as a collective.
    For the better part of a dancehall decade, producers ​Gavin “Gavsborg” Blair ​and ​Nick “Bobby Blackbird” Deane ​have created a who’s who list of collaborations including Aidonia, Busy Signal, Masicka, Kabaka Pyramid, Spice, Beenie Man & Missy Elliott; while ​Jordan “Time Cow” Chung​ and Gavsborg have scored numerous ‘Album of the Year’ accolades from publications such as FACT, Pitchfork, The FADER, Passion Of The Weiss & Rolling Stone with their ​Bird Sound Power​ and ​Colón Man releases parsed and pieced by Demdike Stare & Jon K for Demdike Stare’s DDS imprint.

    Eternal Children​ however is the result of five (5) creative forces combined to form the group ​Equiknoxx​. Three​ ​producer/vocalists (Blair/Chung/Deane) combine with two (2) vocalists: ​Shanique Marie​ and Kemikal ​for a comprehensive family affair. Shanique Marie’s debut EP “Uno” was produced by Gavsborg & Bobby Blackbird while the lyricist Kemikal’s only previous solo foray “Graffiti” was handled exclusively by Chung. ​Eternal Children​ represents the synthesis of ideas as the group created the album in typical organic style, recording half of it in a single session at the legendary Anchor studios in Kingston, Jamaica.

    The resulting eight track effort is as eclectic as the collective; spanning experimental and classic dancehall, hip hop and even a ballad, all while staying true to the unique sound they have become known for. From abstract sound and astral storytelling from Kemikal and Shanique Marie on the opening track ​Solomon Is A Cup​, the pace jumps several notches on the energetic ode to the borough of Brooklyn​. Shanique Marie returns to the dancehall lashing line after line on the Riddim driven ​Corner​ and takes the lead once more on a tribute to the city of Manchester (fast becoming a second home to the group). The track also features Swing Ting lyrical heavyweight ​Fox ​and was co-produced by the younger brother of Gavsborg: ​Brent Blair aka Brent Bird​.

    Side C sees Time Cow on the buttons for ​Good Sandra​ complemented by the pen of a witty Kemikal & Gavsborg plus the suave of a cool Shanique Marie. ​Move Along​ performed by Shanique Marie & Time Cow is a sub 150bpm belter that was conceptualized somewhere in Eastern Europe prior to an Equiknoxx Live Set. Both tracks are reminiscent of the hard hitting off-kilter rhythms of ​Bird Sound Power and ​Colón Man​ with vocals that could only be delivered by those intimately familiar with the psychedelic offerings. In keeping the family close, longtime Equiknoxx collaborator ​Alozade ​makes a feature appearance alongside Kemikal & Gavsborg on the penultimate ​Grave​: a dark assault on the senses. Eternal Children​ closes with the soothing ​Rescue Me,​ a duet with Blackbird and Shanique Marie that occasionally trespasses into a pseudo-pop territory.

    Eternal Children​ represents a new direction for the collective, venturing into parts unknown. They are not totally alone on the journey as several familiar faces were key in the release of the project: ​Karen Cazabon​ (Sleeve design), ​Rub-A-Dub ​(Distributor), ​Mothashipp​ (Mixing) and ​Nick Sinna​ (Mastering). The cover art was done by ​Bobby Blackbird​ himself. The direction of the entire project would have been an impossible task without the guidance of ​Balraj Samrai​ of Swing Ting Records.

    Tracklist:

    01 – Solomon iS a Cup
    02 – Brooklyn
    03 – Corner
    04 – Manchester Feat. Brent Bird & Fox 05 – Good Sandra
    06 – Move Along
    07 – Grave Feat. Alozade
    08 – Rescue Me

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  • Morning Mari* Album of the Week 19-23 August

    Les Filles de Illighadad & Edmony Krater– AMBIANCE II [AFRICAN ACID IS THE FUTURE] Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for this week is ‘Ambiance II’ by Les Filles de Illighadad and Edmony Krater, out on African Acid Is The Future.  African Acid Is The Future was born in 2014, first as an intimate gathering…

    Les Filles de Illighadad & Edmony Krater– AMBIANCE II [AFRICAN ACID IS THE FUTURE]

    Morning Mari*‘s album of the week for this week is ‘Ambiance II’ by Les Filles de Illighadad and Edmony Krater, out on African Acid Is The Future. 

    African Acid Is The Future was born in 2014, first as an intimate gathering in a typical night bar, evolving into a club format as the following in Berlin grew.​ ​First presenting on Berlin Community Radio they are now hosting a regular show on Worldwide.FM in parallel to their projects, parties, and Volksbuehne Berlin concert series.

    As their mantra announces “From Afro To Techno and everything in between”, AAITF presents a musical choice dense and multigenre​. The collective counts among its prestigious guests: Guem, Ogoya Nengo & The Dodo Women, Les Filles de Illighadad, La Chatte, Mdou Moctar, Hailu Mergia, Aerea Negrot, to name a few.

    In 2017, AAITF becomes a label supported by The Vinyl Factory London, announcing a trilogy of LPs. Beginning with ‘Ambiance I’ in October 2018., ‘Ambiance II’ now continues to share the adventures of the collective, and proposes new parts of their musical endeavors.

    Cult Berlin club night and label African Acid is the Future returns with the second release in their Ambiance trilogy that takes listeners into the unique spirit of the club night. This time, they offer a series of recordings from the party itself, all taken live in the heat of the party in May 2018. Featuring two tracks from Les Filles de Illighadad and two from Edmony Krater and remixes by AAITF residents Dauwd and Maryisonacid, as well as DJ Oil.

    Les Filles de Illighadad come from a secluded commune in central Niger, far off in the scrubland deserts at the edge of the Sahara. Best known for their guitar performances, this recording from AAITF finds them at their percussive best on the simply titled “Tende I” and “Tende II”. Tende takes its name from a drum built from a goat skin stretched across a mortar and pestle. Like its environs, tende music is a testament to wealth in simplicity, with sparse compositions built from a few elements: vocals, handclaps, and percussion. Songs speak of the village, of love, and of praise for ancestors. It’s a music form dominated by women. Collective and communal, tende is tradition for all the young girls of the nomad camps, played during celebrations and to pass the time during the late nights of the rainy season.

    Edmony Krater is an avant-garde percussionist, singer and trumpet player, as well as a native of Guadeloupe. For his performance, Krater performs a duo of tracks separated by three decades, but united by Carribean rhythms. “Gwadloup” was originally released in 1988 as part of the album “Edmony Krater Et Zepiss – Tijan Pou Velo,” while “Lagé” is taken from 2018’s album “Edmony Krater – An ka sonjé”.

    Dauwd and Maryisonacid turn in their first ever collaborative remix, turning “Tende II” into a powerful yet restrained groove that perfectly captures the feel of peak-time on an AAITF dancefloor, mixing a playful synthesis with traditional instruments and building bridges between genres without resorting to clichés.
    Dauwd applies his gently bubbling style to Krater’s “Gwadloup,” utilising as many elements of the original as possible to construct a lounging, authentic groove that thrives on an irresistible live bassline. A special AAITF outro kisses off “Lage” before French master DJ Oil closes the record with his layered, sophisticated interpretation of “Gwadloup.”

    Also, make sure to check out our monthly African Acid Is The Future show curated by Dauwd and Maryonacid.

    Tracklist:

    1. Les Filles De Illighadad – Tende I
    2. Les Filles De Illighadad – Tende II
    3. Edmony Krater – Lagé
    4. Edmony Krater – Gwadloup
    5. Les Filles de Illighadad – Tende II (Dauwd & Maryisonacid mix)
    6. Edmony Krater – Gwadloup (Dauwd remix)
    7. Edmony Krater – Lagé (AAITF Outerlude)
    8. Edmony Krater – Gwadloup (DJ Oil remix)

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  • Morning Mari* Album of the Week 12-16 August

    Various Artists – Sunny Side Up [Brownswood Recordings] Morning Mari*’s album of the week is ‘Sunny Side Up‘, a project by our beloved Brownswood Recordings shining a light on Melbourne’s new musical underground! A new generation of young, independent musicians, in share-houses and makeshift home studios, in the garages and backyard sheds of Melbourne’s suburban…

    Various Artists – Sunny Side Up [Brownswood Recordings]

    Morning Mari*’s album of the week is ‘Sunny Side Up‘, a project by our beloved Brownswood Recordings shining a light on Melbourne’s new musical underground!

    A new generation of young, independent musicians, in share-houses and makeshift home studios, in the garages and backyard sheds of Melbourne’s suburban sprawl, have embraced a brash DIY spirit. Taking cues from soul, jazz and club culture, they’ve stamped an uninhibited style on a sun-bleached spool of influences. A snapshot of a movement that’s ready to boil over, the nine acts on ‘Sunny Side Up’ have grown out of a city free from the weight of overbearing musical traditions, where outside influences are freely re-interpreted and mashed together. A celebratory record, it’s energised by a collaborative spirit as much as by the variety of styles which it collides together.

    The record documents a scene poised at saturation point, after steadily expanding since the breakout success Hiatus Kaiyote in 2012, with whom many of the record’s groups share members, friendships or studios. Nurtured by institutions like record shop Northside Records, this is an album which shows splashes of deep house, broken beat, cha-cha, samba, p-funk and soul. Unlike other cities with storied histories in jazz culture, the sound of Melbourne is free of any jazz customs to follow behind, leaving musicians free to incorporate hip hop, house or R&B. Jazz is the mindset, the output is infinitely diverse.

    Recorded over a week at The Grove, a fabled house-cum-studio in the North Melbourne suburb of Coburg, nine of Melbourne’s hotly-tipped talents take the lead with their own take on a musical form rooted in jazz. Engineered & mixed by Nick Herrera (Hiatus Kaiyote, Nai Palm, 30/70), with Silentjay as musical director, the result is a colourful portrait of a scene’s potential. Sunny Side Up explores the story behind this flourishing period and shines light on some of its most compelling figures.

    The personnel are drawn from a close-knit community, collectives like 30/70 and Mandarin Dreams acting as creative milieus, lending to each other’s style and influence, reflected in the fact that musicians feature multiple times across each other’s tracks on the album. Commonly ranked among the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne has more live venues and record stores per capita than any other city. In a city as isolated from the world as Melbourne, where the scene has been largely overlooked by Australian music institutions, collaboration is second-nature to a hungry scene focused on building their own identity.

    On ‘Banksia’, Phil Stroud conducts a winding spiritual meditation, the percussion virtuoso, whose cult club 12”s for Perth imprint Good Company have garnered support from DJs Bradley Zero and Anthony Naples, showing a more understated string to his bow. Dufresne, a multi-instrumentalist member of the Mandarin Dreams collective who’s toured with Sampa The Great, builds a funk-driven, horns-heavy call to the stars on ‘Pick Up / Galaxy’.

    Kuzich, a drummer, beatmaker and vocalist who makes up another member of the Mandarin Dreams collective, contributes ‘There Is No Time’, a brooding, mesmeric track where bassline, horn phrases and vocal refrains are carefully layered together. Audrey Powne’s ‘Bleeding Hearts’ is soft and atmospheric, the jazz-trained vocalist and trumpet player lending an assured feel to her entry’s steady groove.

    Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange probe the taut, uptempo territory between jazz fusion and club culture on ‘Powers 2 (The People)’, led by drummer Ziggy Zeitgeist of the 30/70 collective. Likewise, the energy levels in ‘Nice To See You’ by Laneous, the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who’s been a longtime inspiration to many in the scene, are turned up to max: wild, tightly-orchestrated musicality is matched with neo-soul tipped vocals.

    Silentjay, who’s released with Rhythm Section and toured with Joey Bada$$, slowly teases out the soulful, bossa nova-tinged groove of ‘Eternal / Internal Peace’. On ‘The Wake-Up’, Horatio Luna builds a disco-tinged steady builder, built around the 30/70 member’s ear-pricking bassline. Allysha Joy, 30/70 vocalist and signed to Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana Records, closes out the record with an entry of deep, ruminative spiritual jazz.

    Tracklist

    1. Phil Stroud – Banksia
    2. Dufresne – Pick Up / Galaxy
    3. Kuzich – There Is No Time
    4. Audrey Powne – Bleeding Hearts
    5. Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange – Powers 2 (The People)
    6. Laneous – Nice To See You
    7. Silentjay – Eternal / Internal Peace
    8. Horatio Luna – The Wake-Up
    9. Allysha Joy – Orbit

    Musicians / Credits:

    1. Phill Stroud – ‘Banksia’
    Phil Stroud – Drums, Conga, Percussion
    Ziggy Zeitgeist – Loose Percussion
    Jack Doepel – Rhodes
    Matthew Hatch – Lap Harp, Flute
    Cameron Parkin – Synth Lead
    Jimmy Bowman – Trombone
    Alejandro ‘Silentjay’ Abapo – Soprano Saxophone
    Horatio Luna – Bass Guitar

    2. Dufresne – ‘Pick Up / Galaxy’
    Jimmy Bowman – Keyboard, Vocals, Trombone, Trumpet
    Samuel Kuzich – Drums, Vocals
    Luis Poblete – Percussion
    Matthew Lloyd – Bass
    Ikey – Guitar, Vocals
    Alien – Guitar, Synthesiser, Vocals
    Alejandro “Silentjay” Abapo – Keyboard, Vocals
    Chris Vizard – Trombone
    Elle Shimada – Violin

    3. Kuzich – ‘There Is No Time’
    Samuel Kuzich – Drums, Flute, Vocals
    Cam Parkin – Piano, Rhodes, Synthesiser
    Alejandro “Silentjay” Abapo – Soprano Saxophone, Vocals
    Jimmy Bowman – Trombone
    Ikey – Guitar
    Matthew Lloyd – Bass
    Phil Stroud – Percussion
    Lori – Vocals
    Alien – Vocals

    4. Audrey Powne – ‘Bleeding Hearts’
    Audrey Powne – Trumpet, Vocals
    Myka Wallace – Drums
    James Bowers – Piano
    Tim Curnick – Bass

    5. Zeitgiest Freedom Energy Exchange – ‘Powers 2 (The People)’
    Ziggy Zeitgeist – Drums
    Matt Hayes – Bass
    Lewis Moody – Keys
    Erica Tucceri – Flutes

    6. Laneous – ‘Nice To See You’
    Laneous – Vocals, Bass, Guitar
    Las Mar – Drums
    Dön Võyágê – Trumpet, Trombone, Flugelhorn

    7. Silentjay – ‘Eternal / Internal Peace’
    Alejandro “Silentjay” Abapo – Saxophone
    Jimmy Bowman – Trombone
    Lori – Vocals
    Simon Mavin – Keys, Synthesizers
    Kumar Shome – Guitar
    Paul Bender – Bass
    Perrin Moss – Drums
    Luis Poblete – Percussion
    Perrin Moss, Alejandro “Silentjay” Abapo – Additional Percussion

    8. Horatio Luna – ‘The Wake-Up’
    Horatio Luna – Bass
    Phil Stroud – Drums, Percussion
    Jimmy Bowman – Synthesiser, Trumpet, Bass Trumpet
    Ikey – Guitar
    Alejandro “Silentjay” Abapo – Soprano Saxophone

    9. Allysha Joy – ‘Orbit’
    Allysha Joy – Vocals, Rhodes
    Ziggy Zeitgeist – Drums
    Horatio Luna – Bass
    Josh Kelly – Saxophone
    Elle Shimada – Violin
    Rara Zulu, Abbey Howlett, Danika Smith, Hannah Macklin – Backing Vocals

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  • Morning Mari* Album of the Week 5-9 August

    Young Marco – Bahasa [Island of the Gods Recordings] Morning Mari*’s album of the week is Young Marco‘s ‘Bahasa‘ out on Island of the Gods released on the 12th of July, 2019. In 2014 Young Marco travelled to the islands of Indonesia, visiting several islands within the archipelago including Bali. The voyage was on invitation…

    Young Marco – Bahasa [Island of the Gods Recordings]

    Morning Mari*’s album of the week is Young Marco‘s ‘Bahasa‘ out on Island of the Gods released on the 12th of July, 2019.

    In 2014 Young Marco travelled to the islands of Indonesia, visiting
    several islands within the archipelago including Bali. The voyage was on invitation by Island of the Gods Records; allowing Marco to immerse himself in the Indigenous culture that still exists in Indonesia.

    For Marco it was also a look back to his Indonesian roots, with his late grandfather born and raised in Indonesia. The brief was to capture the spirit, ambience and atmosphere of the islands as part of the labels ‘Island Explorer’ album series.

    The project embodies the ‘east meets west’ approach the label has become known for in regards to cultures colliding. A respectful collaboration between local musicians who have played to their gods, unchanged in thousands of years alongside Marco’s contemporary expression. They are connected only through the universal language of sound and a mutual willingness to collaborate and experiment.

    Almost 5 years after the trip the project is now available in the form of an LP and digital download.

    Tracklist:

    1. Kalapa Garden
    2. All These Seas Ft. Aardvarck
    3. Moving Ornaments
    4. Looking Back
    5. Temple On A Road
    6. Time Before Time
    7. Sacred Space
    8. The Beginning And End

    Credits:

    All tracks written and produced by Marco Sterk, except A2 written by Mike Kivits & Marco Sterk.
    Mastered by Pauler Acoustics for Island of the Gods Recordings.

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  • Morning Mari* Album of the Week 29 July – 2 August

    Grup Ses & Elektro Hafiz – Varyete [Zel Zele Records] Morning Mari*‘s album of the week is “Varyete” by Grup Ses and Elektro Hafiz out on Zel Zele Records. Varyete is the new collaborative album from Istanbul’s producer extraordinaire Grup Ses and Cologne-based electric-saz player Elektro Hafız. Travelling from deep Anatolian psychedelic grooves to dirty…

    Grup Ses & Elektro Hafiz – Varyete [Zel Zele Records]

    Morning Mari*‘s album of the week is “Varyete” by Grup Ses and Elektro Hafiz out on Zel Zele Records.

    Varyete is the new collaborative album from Istanbul’s producer extraordinaire Grup Ses and Cologne-based electric-saz player Elektro Hafız. Travelling from deep Anatolian psychedelic grooves to dirty electronics, playful beats and hip hop, Varyete is an adventurous ride of genre-bending music.

    The opening track, ‘Mega Hafıza 2’, is based around Elektro Hafız’s strong psychedelic chops on the electric saz, backed up by Grup Ses’ raw, neck-stepping beats. ‘Gargara’ takes things even deeper featuring an exploration into Tuvan throat singing, laying over a driving rhythm section and an atonal saz chord. Across the first side of the album, the duo take forays into soundscapes, psych, acid and electronics with remixes from Berlin’s producer Onofon and
    Istanbul’s acclaimed hip hop producer and MC Da Poet adding yet more layers.

    Being a prolific crate digger and a sampling whiz, Grup Ses is armed with the perfect source material for Varyete. He sits at the controls for B side, kicking off with a Grup Ses classic ‘Atardamar Operasyonu’, which has been on heavy rotation on Istanbul’s dancefloors, finally sees its release here. The track is a hard-bodied hip-hop smash infused with arabesque melodies. ‘Re Ya Hat’ features one of the only vocal performances on the album courtesy of
    Istanbul natives Roadside_Picnic, who deliver menacing double-time bars over a doomy beat. Grup Ses manages to tip-the-hat to the styles of yesteryear and gaze into the future while maintaining an immediately recognisable individual style. ‘Grup Ses Meets Salah Ragab in Spacetime’ sees the producer flip a sample from the Egyptian jazz musician Salah Ragab into an astral facing drum workout. Varyete finishes off with Telesafir 2, dramatic strings droned out with distortion effects to leave the listener in a state of wonder.

    Grup Ses

    Blurring the lines between artist and archivist, Grup Ses is one of the leading heads of Istanbul’s beats scene. The producer and DJ can be found schooling Turkish music lovers with his #AwesomeTapesFromTurkey digging project unveiling unheard cassette jams from the 1970s to mid-90s. Following 2016’s Alliance LP, he recently released a collaborative album with Ethnique Punch on Discrepant Records. Grup Ses performed in various festivals such as Distortion (DEN), Le Guess Who (NL), Milhões de Festa (POR), Off Istanbul (BEL) and Other Futures (NL).

    Elektro Hafız

    Born and raised in Istanbul, Elektro Hafız is currently residing in Cologne. His open approach to mixing Eastern and Western musical styles is his trademark, as well as his provocative style complemented by a healthy dose of humour. His diverse compositions are influenced by his Anatolian roots, which are reflected in his instrument of choice, the microtonal electric saz. The past years saw Elektro Hafız performing in Berlin, Paris, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Barcelona, and Brussels.

    Tracklist:

    A side: Elektro Hafız
    A1 Mega Hafıza 2 (with Grup Ses)
    A2 Gargara
    A3 Mega Hafıza 2 (Grup Ses Acid cut)
    A4 Aralık
    A5 Yarım Pansiyon (with Grup Ses)
    A6 Agar (Onofon Remix)
    A7 Yarım Pansiyon with Grup Ses (Da Poet Remix)

    B side: Grup Ses
    B1 Atardamar Operasyonu
    B2 RSPC – Ya Hat (Grup Ses Remix)
    B3 Paran Yetmez
    B4 Analog Şeytan (VIP Mix)
    B5 Grup Ses meets Salah Ragab in Spacetime
    B6 Büyüleyici part 4
    B7 MMH Extended edit
    B8 Telesafir 2

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  • Morning Mari* Album of the Week 22-26 July

    La Torre Ibiza – Volumen Tres [Hostal La Torre Recordings] Morning Mari*‘s album of the week is “La Torre Ibiza – Volumen Tres” complied by Mark Barrott and Pete Gooding out on the 19th of July, 2019 on Hostal La Torre Recordings. Enchanting Ibizan institution La Torre continues its compilation series with Volumen Tres, an…

    La Torre Ibiza – Volumen Tres [Hostal La Torre Recordings]

    Morning Mari*‘s album of the week is “La Torre Ibiza – Volumen Tres” complied by Mark Barrott and Pete Gooding out on the 19th of July, 2019 on Hostal La Torre Recordings.

    Enchanting Ibizan institution La Torre continues its compilation series with Volumen Tres, an incredible fifteen track release that draws inspiration from the island’s hedonistic history.

    “The future is the past and the past is the future, but when the sun kisses the ocean… there is only now” ​Mark Barrott.

    A secluded gem in Ibiza’s now commercial landscape, La Torre is located in Cap Negret, within the picturesque countryside of San Antonio. Nestled away, on a cliff that juts deep into the ocean, La Torre acts a mecca for those seeking the original Ibiza experience. Picturesque views of the magical Meditteranean sunset intertwine with true Balearic melodies, where like-minded strangers connect with bygone friends. Here is a location that offers an introspective experience, one that calms and soothes the soul of attendees whilst recounting the Ibiza experience of old.

    Volumen Tres is compiled by long term friends Pete Gooding and Mark Barrott. Veterans within the Ibizan landscape, the concept behind the compilation is to reflect the true beginnings of the islands heritage. A place of hedonistic discovery, it was in the 1980s that the likes of Paul Oakenfold made their way to the hidden Meditteranean location. Bathed in an air of mystery and enchantment, institutions such as Pikes Hotel were a place of true personal freedom, often frequented by the late Freddie Mercury and enveloped in tales of opulence and indulgence​.

    This ethos and feeling is precisely what Volumen Tres represents. In this case, out with (most of) the new and in with the old, as the pure Balearic sound is voiced through the selections of Mark Barrott and Pete Gooding. Old records merge with new boundary pushing productions, but all in-keeping with the theme of the true Balearic soundscape.

    The compilation begins with ​​Alsema ​Dub​.​ The product of ​Bill Laswell & Jah Wobble​’s liquid bass ethnicity, a cooing vocal is complimented by the pulse of trumpets as an ethereal synth runs in the background. Berlin based Neapolitan duo ​Nu Guinea create ‘A Voce ‘E Napule​​, an exotic funk-driven number, whilst Canadian native ​Pacific Coliseum​ creates the tropical, emotive ​​Morning at Made’s.​ ​ American Alt Country icons ​Lambchop provide a feel-good yet bitter sweet anthem in ​Up with the People,​ ​ before psychedelic Australians ​Tamam Shud create ​​Bali Waters​,​ a masterpiece from the cult surf movie ‘Morning of the Earth’. Downtempo talents ​Satoshi & Makoto produce the gently-moving ​​Crepuscule Leger, w​ hilst ​Mac DeMarco​’s ​​On The Level​​ features soothing left of centre vocals and dream-like melodies.

    The late English Punk Impressario ​Malcolm McLaren takes us on an intricate, Asian inspired journey with ​​Obatala​​, before Mark’s re-imagination of the classic Tears for Fears track ​​Head Over Heels ​ratchets up the drama & bliss with it’s widescreen vista. Up next is ​Trance​’s iconic ​​Ambiente​​, released in Germany in 1984, it marries Eastern Philosophy with Western electronics, before English hauntology talent ​The Advisory Circle forms a chillingly-beautiful masterpiece with ​​Sundial​​. American songwriter and composer ​Richard Torrance ​provides the groove-laden, percussion-filled ​​Anything’s Possible​,​ whilst ​Swing Out Sister’s classic ​After Hours t​ ransports us into the Twilight via it’s 80’s jazz refrains. The penultimate track comes courtesy of ​Mark Barrott​, who’s Mokuso was inspired by his adventures in rural Japan and Tokyo by night, paving the way for the final selection: Colorama’s Coloured In Remix of poet & author ​John Stammers’ ​​Idle I’m.​ ​ Moving, and wholly satisfying, the Londoner rounds off the compilation in style, as we are left pensive in a state of nostalgic musical reflection.

    In compiling La Torre Ibiza – Volumen Tres, Mark Barrott and Pete Gooding create a sonic vision of paradise; a utopian declaration of freedom, one that conceptualises their intent through musical selections. Despite times changing, we are left frozen in a soundscape of sizeable proportion, whilst the healing-like nature of the records administer a type of medicine that can not be found elsewhere. We listen, in the present, to the Ibizan soundscape of old, nurtured and soothed in a Meditteranean bliss & beautifully re-framed for the modern world.

    Tracklist:
    1. Bill Laswell & Jah Wobble – Alsema Dub 2. Nu Guinea – ‘A Voce ‘E Napule
    3. Pacific Coliseum – Morning At Made’s
    4. Lambchop – Up With The People
    5. Tamam Shud – Bali Waters
    6. Satoshi & Makoto – Crepuscule Leger
    7. Mac DeMarco – On The Level
    8. Malcolm McLaren – Obatala
    9. Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels (Sketches From An Island Sunrise Mediation) 10. Trance – Ambiente
    11. The Advisory Circle – Sundial
    12. Richard Torrance – Anything’s Possible
    13. Swing Out Sister – After Hours
    14. Mark Barrott – Mokushō
    15. John Stammers – Idle I’m (Colorama Coloured In Remix)

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