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

^ 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:

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 (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:

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

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

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

gr8080, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 20:17 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

Young Marco comp is so good. Damn.

skip, Sunday, 23 April 2017 19:36 (two months ago) Permalink

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

flopson, Sunday, 23 April 2017 19:51 (two months 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 months ago) Permalink

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

groovypanda, Thursday, 27 April 2017 18:51 (two months 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 months 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4ZwJPimdtg

groovypanda, Friday, 28 April 2017 13:58 (two months ago) 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 month ago) Permalink

^^^ cosign

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 30 April 2017 21:23 (one month ago) Permalink

loving that comp so much

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 3 May 2017 20:24 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSzfFr5Pel8

best track on the jex album imo

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 3 May 2017 20:25 (one month ago) Permalink

^ That was the one I wanted to post but wasn't on YouTube last week (well, couldn't find it anyway)

Been listening to this great mix from Cedric Woo this week:

https://banbantonton.com/2017/05/02/mix-cedric-woo-all-night-at-brilliant-corners-part-2/

groovypanda, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 21:19 (one month ago) Permalink

loads of really good mixes from brilliant corners lately. i dunno when they got on the balearic bandwagon, it used to be mainly disco, but they seem to have had a string of people playing the last few months. still not a partic huge fan of the space tho, too small and full, even tho i live fairly near.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 21:27 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NCzRn4hcWI

skip, Friday, 5 May 2017 18:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Wolfgang Voigt's RA mix has the balearic vibe 4sho
https://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?id=570

davey, Wednesday, 10 May 2017 21:06 (one month ago) Permalink

"this sounds like a middle aged woman's spotify playlist, however, I enjoyed it more than any other RA podcast in a year or more"

Welcome to the Balearic club

groovypanda, Thursday, 11 May 2017 19:08 (one month ago) Permalink

the Italian Dream House comp is ridiculous

nomar, Thursday, 11 May 2017 20:47 (one month ago) Permalink

For those of you who slept on the vinyl, Claremont 56's 10th anniversary compilation is now on Bandcamp. https://claremont56.bandcamp.com/album/claremont-56-10-years

skip, Monday, 15 May 2017 02:46 (one month ago) Permalink

This album sounds like it will be very good indeed:

https://soundcloud.com/international-feel/scott-gilmore-europe-subtle-vertigo-out-on-june-16th

groovypanda, Wednesday, 17 May 2017 13:39 (one month ago) Permalink

New Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft collab is extremely horizontal

https://soundcloud.com/melodyastruth/sets/jonny-nash-suzanne-kraft

groovypanda, Thursday, 18 May 2017 12:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Super mix from Dr Rob featuring new and forthcoming releases from Gaussian Curve, Talamanca System, The Swan & The Lake, Tommy Awards et al:

https://banbantonton.com/2017/05/24/mix-chocolate-milk-and-brandy-may-june-2017/

groovypanda, Friday, 26 May 2017 08:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Thanks for the link, this is a great mix. I also wasn't aware that Chee was planning to reissue Yoshimura's Pier & Loft. Excellent news.

doug watson, Friday, 26 May 2017 13:47 (one month ago) Permalink

talamanca system album is A+

flopson, Friday, 26 May 2017 14:31 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, it's fun. good stuff for the summer

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 26 May 2017 16:05 (one month ago) Permalink

this might be known to many of you but heard it in so many mixes without ever id'ing it until today - such a great track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQZESJ2Pga8

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 12:32 (four weeks ago) Permalink

and another one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPOHZGn6F9I

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 12:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

and one for the road:

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

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 30 May 2017 12:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink

this might be known to many of you but heard it in so many mixes without ever id'ing it until today - such a great track:

One of the charnock richard boys posted this just last month. they were more innocent times at the welcome break back then

saer, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 12:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Ha, yeah the Rare Silk was posted a little bit upthread. Great tune

A couple of Witch albums were reissued a few years ago. Original not on Youtube but this is a tidy track too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_9r30pSUgk

groovypanda, Tuesday, 30 May 2017 20:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

So I just received this as a birthday present, with thanks for the recommendations:

This looks like it will be really good:

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

― groovypanda, Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:27 AM (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

So far it is wonderful!

Neil S, Thursday, 1 June 2017 21:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

can anyone help me find a dj/musician in the house/balearic vein - i remember hearing a boiler room set a few years ago, he puts on some music and then plays (i think) flute over it? very mellow.

bobothehobo, Friday, 2 June 2017 17:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

been trying to id this for about a year. finally :) what a tune!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtM8rkELVYs

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Saturday, 3 June 2017 14:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the new Suzanne Kraft & Jonny Nash album Passive Aggressive is so good, clearly all that time Nash has spent hanging around Gigi Masin has been very useful.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 3 June 2017 17:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

don't know where else to put this beautiful mellow track, it's been owning me lately. the flute, piano, and vocals are paul horn and joni mitchell from the 1974 horn album visions. don't know where the rest comes from. blue heron - "paul's blues" 2015 on mood hut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=husB_0kk9Gs

brimstead, Tuesday, 6 June 2017 02:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Emotional Rescue are reissuing Jah Wobble's Lago Record's output from the early 80s as The Lago Years album.

Lexx favourite Blowout is all time

https://banbantonton.com/2017/06/06/jah-wobble-the-lago-years-emotional-rescue/

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

groovypanda, Thursday, 8 June 2017 08:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So far it is wonderful!

It is indeed.

Comp of the year for me (so far) along with the Young Marco one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvXSK1LTx9s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnxgvDo8rxY

groovypanda, Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:57 (one week ago) Permalink

why did I only just discover Ban Ban Ton Ton? Lots of good mixes and suggested listening wormholes to fall down.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Probably reposting this but came on shuffle... what a jam

https://youtu.be/WTnTFRDXqIo?t=11m18s

skip, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:09 (one week ago) Permalink

that tune is amazing! didn't know what it was but heard it in a jamie tiller mix and been wondering for a while, such a great piece of music.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 19:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Avid lurker of this thread, enjoy p much all your admissions in here (being in Spain for two months helps, as cliche as that may sound), but the Tharsis Montes, man, that is indeed a jam, so great.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 15:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Not balearic exactly but words are just tools to box us in and divide us. other than 'genial' that is a word to key into the car of a neighbour as part of hi-jinks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny4R5h3pPKA

saer, Friday, 23 June 2017 11:46 (five days ago) Permalink

Nice! Is that your tune?

elan, Saturday, 24 June 2017 15:35 (four days ago) Permalink

this album is great - this track a very good deep groove!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7tO7hw6qjw

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 25 June 2017 11:39 (three days ago) Permalink

Nice! Is that your tune?

― elan,

Unfortunately not, mine don't have that peaceful joie de vivre. Someone left a tape in the car park at Morrisons. I picked it up and tried it out in the Hyundai Accent LC I had hired for the week, and then this happened, reverie flew throughout the valley and crime figures were reduced

saer, Sunday, 25 June 2017 12:38 (three days ago) Permalink

Is that FBR on an album or just the EPs?

skip, Sunday, 25 June 2017 16:50 (three days ago) Permalink

the album is on spotify - i think it might also be on vinyl, feel like i saw it somewhere as a whole album.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Sunday, 25 June 2017 16:56 (three days ago) Permalink

Balearic mates did you have this dream too?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbzbsiX6ZfU

saer, Monday, 26 June 2017 18:01 (two days ago) Permalink

Forthcoming on Basso's Growing Bin:

https://soundcloud.com/growingbinrecords/sets/trance-tapes-gbr-010

Nice write up by Dr Rob over on banbantonton

groovypanda, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 10:30 (yesterday) Permalink

Thoroughly enjoying the Phil Mison comp referenced above, thanks for the heads up.

millmeister, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 12:24 (yesterday) Permalink


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