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 (nine years ago) Permalink

i almost bought the Sorcerer album yesterday.

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

what's up with this new AMO single?

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

balearic revival is new downtempo.

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

oops, meant to say it's THE new downtempo

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

adult contemporary?

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

so, to answer your question: not far

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

i have listened the shit out of those aMo1 albums

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

er EPs

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

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

^ i guess that's the same thing haitch said

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

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

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

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

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

meet the new british press same as the old

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

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

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

:( <-- before listening to that song

:) <-- after

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

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

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:46 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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:

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

where is that?

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

windward coast of Oahu.

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

New Jersey

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

WTF - The Cure "Lullaby"???

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

also, baaderonixxpaws: listen to this cd:

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

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

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

I love this thread so much. I feel like discovering this stuff through ILM has really affected not just the music I listen to but the way I listen to music. also I'm drunk, thanks guys

boxedjoy, Sunday, 5 March 2017 01:41 (one month ago) Permalink

love harvey trying to explain the meaning of balearic at about 12 mins in this: https://vimeo.com/29652200

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Sunday, 5 March 2017 16:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Really cool, thanks for posting.

skip, Sunday, 5 March 2017 19:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Not really feeling the Wolf Muller/Young Marco tracks... almost like there's just not enough "there" there.

skip, Sunday, 5 March 2017 23:34 (one month ago) Permalink

The recent Outro Tempo compilation on Music From Memory is excellent.

Nice interview with compiler John Gomez on Dr Rob's new blog here

groovypanda, Monday, 6 March 2017 10:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Just came here to post this. It's not 100% bangers or anything, but there are more than enough tracks on here to satisfy anyone looking for a good mostly-mellow afternoon jammer. As with most things, I wish it was all instrumental, but hey what can you do

Wimmels, Monday, 6 March 2017 16:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Can we have some bass in this thread?!

M.C., Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:18 (one month ago) Permalink

A (somewhat) retro jam:

skip, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 06:33 (one month ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/johngomezldn/john-gomez-jamie-tiller-at-brilliant-corners

some nice stuff on this. anyone know the track at 20 mins? it is amazing.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 14:46 (one month ago) Permalink

New Horsebeach album

https://horsebeach.bandcamp.com/album/beauty-sadness

Didn't know it was coming, just about to listen

I am using your worlds, Friday, 17 March 2017 16:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Mark Barrott's EP is pretty nice.

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 17 March 2017 18:53 (one month ago) Permalink

do not get the Horsebeach love at all and think they stick out like a sore thumb on this otherwise excellent thread

Wimmels, Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:05 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, Horsebeach sounds like a Real Estate knockoff has nothing to do with this thread...

skip, Saturday, 18 March 2017 02:26 (one month ago) Permalink

i don't mind when balearic dudes post stuff that's a little outside the scope of the genre since most of y'all have good taste. the new horsebeach does sound bland at a glance, though

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 18 March 2017 14:33 (one month ago) Permalink

An instrumental from their last album got included on some balaeric compilations and mixes. I like them a bunch, but i'm partial to WIlliam It Was Really Nothing and Girl Afraid and Horsebeach seem to continue to subtly rewrite those two songs, so i'm happy.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 18 March 2017 16:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Is there a medical term for only wanting to listen to Sketches From An Island? Maybe "nervous breakdown." I dunno, I can just listen to both volumes of this on a loop lately and I'm good

Wimmels, Sunday, 19 March 2017 15:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Track 1 off the first Sketches is so horrible. I have to start on track 2.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 19 March 2017 17:08 (one month ago) Permalink

The MIDI flute + weird phased clavinet jam? That's not one of my favorites either, but I like it fine in context. It is a strange one to kick things off, though.

In general I think I prefer the second collection, which is overall spacier and a little darker (or at least as "dark" as balearic chilldude flip-flop music gets)

Wimmels, Sunday, 19 March 2017 19:50 (one month ago) Permalink

maybe "pensive and reflective" is more accurate than "dark." Like that moment when you're stoned and you stop listening to the waves and seagulls and start thinking about friends you've lost touch with and wondering if your dog could be said to be having a "happy life"

Wimmels, Sunday, 19 March 2017 19:53 (one month ago) Permalink

That's a great description. I'm partial to the 2nd as well.

brotherlovesdub, Sunday, 19 March 2017 20:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Halfway through this week's Dream Chimney mix and it's sounding great

https://soundcloud.com/the-dream-chimney/mix-of-the-week-162-midnattssoula-per-aspera-ad-california

groovypanda, Monday, 27 March 2017 08:37 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah nice mix, quite familiar at the start - all the dubbier house near the end is sounding very nice in the sun today.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 27 March 2017 15:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Great mix from Pacific Beach Vinyl over on TP and this one comes with an actual tracklisting:

1. Birds & Tapes – Mallorca
2. Huerco S – The Sacred Dance
3. Raica Makmba
4. Doppelate – Bobo’s Garden
5. Wilson Tanner – Pilot
6. Beograd – Eenterstellar
7. Vision of Panama – Surf Blue
8. Gaussian Curve – Impossible Land
9. Tornado Wallace – Healing Feeling
10. Vakula – Tommasi Planet
11. L.U.C.A. – Sirens
12. II Guardiano Del Faro – Disco Davina
13. Ambala – Last Swimmer
14. Atelje – Bones
15. Zerox Dreamflesh – Squids Can Fly
16. Suspenseivos Inflammables – Una Nube
17. Dream Lovers – For Belgian Friends (Nado 021)
18. Secret Circuit – Memory Melt
19. Larry Heard – Feathers Floating
20. Shelter – Port Au Coeur
21. Dazion – Rigola
22. Minha Kralj – Juh Hu
23. Cantoma – Just Landed (Reverso 68 Rmx) – Wrong Speed
24. Sizike – Tuzbalica
25. DK – TBC
26. DMX Crew – Three Pee
27. James Mason – Jump Up
28. Superlange Disco Hits – Side B Track 2
29. Rapso – Star Wars (PBV edit)
30. Statues – Alaula (PBV edit)
31. Sun Palace – Raw Movements
32. Austral Works – Wohren
33. Fuga Ronto – Daydreams
34. Zee Erf – Southern Freeze (Mudd’s mix for Emma)
35. Suso Saiz – Y Son Dos Los Cielos
36. Stephane Laporte – Vitre

groovypanda, Thursday, 30 March 2017 10:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Much to check, thanks for the listing. Loving that new Shelter EP on Int Feel

doug watson, Thursday, 30 March 2017 22:35 (four weeks ago) Permalink

That mix looks fun

a Sun Palace comp was recently released that has several unreleased tracks as well as "rude movements"

a but (brimstead), Thursday, 30 March 2017 23:25 (four weeks ago) Permalink

That Ambala album from Phil Mison is super nice. Somehow missed that last year.

Meanwhile, new Tommy Awards and album coming in June:

https://soundcloud.com/the-dream-chimney/dc-promo-tracks-60-tommy-awards-ursa-minor

groovypanda, Friday, 31 March 2017 19:52 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/johngomezldn/john-gomez-jamie-tiller-at-brilliant-corners

some nice stuff on this. anyone know the track at 20 mins? it is amazing.

been listening to this mix a lot - anyone got any idea of that track at 20 mins? it's so good! asked in the soundcloud but no response.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Monday, 3 April 2017 13:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

nice new sorcerer mix - kind of soft rock. loosely. all his mixes are great imo and an hour into this i reckon the same.

https://soundcloud.com/sorcerermusic/party-rock-mixx

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 09:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

heard this in a Jonny Nash mix and I love it

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 10:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

been listening to this mix a lot - anyone got any idea of that track at 20 mins? it's so good! asked in the soundcloud but no response.

maybe sounds like something CFCF would do. Can't help with a specific track id though

Number None, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 12:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it is a bit like that except i've not seen any cfcf tracks running at that length.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 4 April 2017 12:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

100 Psychemagik tracks and edits (including 40 unreleased) for a fiver:

https://psychemagik.bandcamp.com/album/psychemagik-archive-2009-2017

groovypanda, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 14:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

feel like i remember reading about young marco releasing a comp of old italian house music, but i heard this on a kenneth bager mix and he said despite becoming a big track last year it's just getting released on vinyl now.

from 1992. what a summer banger!

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 17:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Young Marco comp was out a couple of weeks ago:

https://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=37893

His recent Selectors comp is worth checking out too

groovypanda, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 17:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That Psychemagik release is a treasure trove, thanks for posting that

Wimmels, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 17:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Young Marco Italian house comp is so so good, can't stop playing it.

toby, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 18:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

cosign on that

boxedjoy, Thursday, 13 April 2017 09:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I posed this on the bobbins of the past thread but a local welder pointed out the balearic lads might appreciate it. "the balearic lads would reet appreciate that" he said

saer, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 12:58 (one week ago) Permalink

great track, think i first heard it played by the mood hut boys

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Also a Lexx fave, I think

groovypanda, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:18 (one week ago) Permalink

This one also occasionally pops up in Balearic mixes

groovypanda, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:21 (one week ago) Permalink

damn did the 2nd one ever get posted to the donkey kong country thread

gr8080, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:17 (one week ago) Permalink

This looks like it will be really good:

https://lengrecords.bandcamp.com/album/out-of-the-blue-compiled-by-phil-mison

groovypanda, Thursday, 20 April 2017 08:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Young Marco comp is so good. Damn.

skip, Sunday, 23 April 2017 19:36 (six days ago) Permalink

ya it's fabulous. Larry Heard via Italo <3

flopson, Sunday, 23 April 2017 19:51 (six days ago) Permalink

last 2 posts itt changed my life

this comp is so good - pbvynil already sold out :-(

gr8080, Thursday, 27 April 2017 14:12 (two days ago) Permalink

Vinyl is sold out everywhere but it's getting a reissue I think.

groovypanda, Thursday, 27 April 2017 18:51 (two days ago) Permalink

there's a Young Marco Boiler Room set from a year or two ago where he plays half the stuff on the compilation while Dutch ravers enjoy the sunshine and it just looks like the most fun imaginable. Do we have a general "Italo House c or d?" style thread?

boxedjoy, Thursday, 27 April 2017 23:25 (two days ago) Permalink

The Jex Opolis album is really good, especially if you like 80's synth vibes.

https://jexopolis.bandcamp.com/album/jex-opolis-ravines-2

groovypanda, Friday, 28 April 2017 13:58 (yesterday) Permalink

new comp from Fergus Clarke and JD Twitch - Miracle Steps: Music From The Fourth World 1983-2017 - may be of interest to the denizens of this thread. Fantastic stuff

Number None, Saturday, 29 April 2017 13:34 (one hour ago) Permalink


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