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 (twelve years ago) link

i almost bought the Sorcerer album yesterday.

jaxon, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 01:47 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

what's up with this new AMO single?

cutty, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 02:30 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

balearic revival is new downtempo.

Romeo Jones, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 02:47 (twelve years ago) link

oops, meant to say it's THE new downtempo

Romeo Jones, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 02:47 (twelve years ago) link

adult contemporary?

speculator, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 03:01 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

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

so, to answer your question: not far

The Macallan 18 Year, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:05 (twelve years ago) link

i have listened the shit out of those aMo1 albums

max, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:12 (twelve years ago) link

er EPs

max, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:12 (twelve years ago) link

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

jaxon, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:24 (twelve years ago) link

^ i guess that's the same thing haitch said

jaxon, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 05:26 (twelve years ago) link

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

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 09:43 (twelve years ago) link

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

jabba hands, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 10:11 (twelve years ago) link

meet the new british press same as the old

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:05 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:22 (twelve years ago) link

"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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

:( <-- before listening to that song

:) <-- after

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

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

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:46 (twelve years ago) link

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

strongohulkington, Tuesday, 31 July 2007 16:56 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

where is that?

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 20:18 (twelve years ago) link

windward coast of Oahu.

gr8080, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 20:33 (twelve years ago) link

New Jersey

deej, Wednesday, 1 August 2007 20:34 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

WTF - The Cure "Lullaby"???

baaderonixx, Thursday, 2 August 2007 09:19 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

Raw Patrick, Thursday, 2 August 2007 11:14 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

"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 (twelve years ago) link

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

blueski, Thursday, 2 August 2007 12:50 (twelve years ago) link

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

jaxon, Thursday, 2 August 2007 21:20 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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

jaxon, Thursday, 2 August 2007 21:49 (twelve years ago) link

New Apiento track is very good

https://soundcloud.com/worldbuilding/apiento-things-you-do-for-love

groovypanda, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 10:36 (seven months ago) link

omniboi - gucci

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbNjHBM47bs

this was originally a remix of lil pump "gucci gang" by a producer named omniboi... the remix is cute but the instrumental is a slice of balearic heaven imo

the video of him playing the remix live in his bedroom is dope tho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSCRR6FVtSI

J0rdan S., Thursday, 21 March 2019 05:06 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Today's RA Podcast is an hour of largely unreleased Jonny Nash stuff

https://www.residentadvisor.net/podcast-episode.aspx?id=674

Jonny Nash - Blue Feel
Gigi Masin & Jonny Nash - Interstellar
Kuniyuki Takahashi & Jonny Nash - Untitled 1
Jonny Nash - Untitled (Live at Red Light Radio store)
Kuniyuki Takahashi & Jonny Nash - Untitled 2
MATstudio - In Strange Company He Spoke Softly (Excerpt)
Kyle Martin & Jonny Nash - Loved Me
MATstudio - The Perishable Imagination (Excerpt)
Jonny Nash - Face Of Another
Jonny Nash - Conversations With Mike / Down In Babakan (Live @ Hosoi)
Kyle Martin & Jonny Nash - The Most Important Thing

groovypanda, Monday, 29 April 2019 10:06 (five months ago) link

Feeling that. I listened to clips of his last album and wasn't that impressed but might need to go back to it

paolo, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 19:32 (five months ago) link

Also this amazing Mike Cooper album just got a repress:
https://room40.bandcamp.com/album/white-shadows-in-the-south-seas
― Evan, Friday, 1 March 2019 21:04 (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is lovely except for one of the tracks near the end which has a really high pitched tone all the way through and is pretty much unlistenable

paolo, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 19:34 (five months ago) link

any other balearic fans loving the helado negro album? it's not really balearic but i get v similar feelings out of its sounds. (and it's such a good album.)

Mordy, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 19:34 (five months ago) link

Ace!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXzq2O3Og9I

groovypanda, Friday, 3 May 2019 10:25 (five months ago) link

RRRREEEEEEEEPRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!

08 jul 19 on best record italy, already got mine on preorder from the usual spot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmqtuzX1lgY

the late great, Friday, 3 May 2019 11:06 (five months ago) link

All time

groovypanda, Friday, 3 May 2019 11:13 (five months ago) link

yessir and difficult to find except on those absurdly overpriced (and overrated imo) claremont originals comps

i hate on that label but i have to admit each of those comps has turned me on to at least one all time bomb ... though imo at least 75% of the obscurities on those comps should have stayed obscure

the late great, Friday, 3 May 2019 11:16 (five months ago) link

well difficult to find on 12" anyway

the late great, Friday, 3 May 2019 11:20 (five months ago) link

Ha! I've got all 10 on CD.

75% is a little harsh

groovypanda, Friday, 3 May 2019 11:28 (five months ago) link

wow dude those are worth a lot of money! my favorite, the sean p one, is going for like $80 on discogs.

i think some of them are better than others. i like the ones by sean p, lexx, burgess & green, and rong music a lot more than the rest. but i'm not really hardcore balearic so there you go

the late great, Friday, 3 May 2019 11:38 (five months ago) link

the moonboots one is about half bangers i think (sth national, esposito, band aid, radio band, flayer), but kind of agree about the rest

xp

dogs, Friday, 3 May 2019 11:49 (five months ago) link

oh yeah moonboots is good too

i'm probably just being crazy harsh because crazy $$$

the late great, Friday, 3 May 2019 12:06 (five months ago) link

I dont really think any of the originals are that solid but they do always have 3-6 great tracks a piece on em

brimstead, Friday, 3 May 2019 19:26 (five months ago) link

honestly will forever be in debt to the series for introducing me to flayer, escape from NY's "fire in my heart" and letta's "nomalizo"

we got fire in my heart and flayer represses, now we need nomalizo on 12"

the late great, Friday, 3 May 2019 19:31 (five months ago) link

aware there was a recent edit but not super crazy about it, what do you all think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWdTlQ7S8j8

the late great, Friday, 3 May 2019 19:35 (five months ago) link

That Fire In My Heart tune is amazing. Such an intense, dramatic beat.

FernandoHierro, Friday, 3 May 2019 19:36 (five months ago) link

Other favourites would be

Loui$ - Pink Footpath
Cube - Somebody Told Me (in fact most of the Joylon/Matthew Burgess one)
Wide Boy Awake - Slang Teacher
King Errisson - Space Queen
A Band Called O - Coasting
Savanna Silver Band - Take A Step

groovypanda, Friday, 3 May 2019 20:15 (five months ago) link

Last week's Dream Chimney mix from Aihki is A+++

Reminds me of their old Cosmixes

https://soundcloud.com/the-dream-chimney/mix-of-the-week-270-magnus-blomkvist

groovypanda, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 13:41 (five months ago) link

I mentioned in Music From Memory thread but better to give a heads up here maybe.

This shop in NYC is incredible. I rely on them to turn me on to new stuff. Their instagram is very useful.

https://www.instagram.com/commendnyc/?hl=en

Evan, Thursday, 9 May 2019 15:54 (five months ago) link

Nice!

brimstead, Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:19 (five months ago) link

i really miss the golden age of balearic revival

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 9 May 2019 21:21 (five months ago) link

New Mark Barrott ep, Sketches From A Distant Ocean is a nice return to that chill island vibe

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 20 May 2019 03:19 (five months ago) link

New Horsebeach album soon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EuJjOHA6FI

groovypanda, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 20:52 (four months ago) link

Lovefingers starting a compilation series of tracks off his old website:

https://www.residentadvisor.net/news/43922

groovypanda, Tuesday, 11 June 2019 17:19 (four months ago) link

Gigi Masin & Jonny Nash's made a new album!! "Postcards From Nowhere", recorded at the Venice Biennale is out today on deluxe vinyl edition - made in collaboration with Commission and Imprimerie Du Marias. https://t.co/LxroO4bRML pic.twitter.com/0NOyNCrIYD

— Melody As Truth (@melody_as_truth) June 17, 2019

groovypanda, Monday, 17 June 2019 08:22 (four months ago) link

Holy crap just barely got one before they sold out. Better be good for $50 US! Everything about it sounds up my alley.

Evan, Monday, 17 June 2019 12:15 (four months ago) link

dang, when i clicked there were 17 left, 16 after I bought one. these went quick.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 17 June 2019 16:17 (four months ago) link

The last 10 must have sold within 5-10 minutes it was crazy.

Evan, Monday, 17 June 2019 16:28 (four months ago) link

Yowza!

brimstead, Monday, 17 June 2019 16:40 (four months ago) link

The page now shows 29 copies available. I feel like artists do this on purpose to get people to order quickly. If either of these guys ever complain about streaming royalties after charging $55 for 20mins of music, they can die in a fire.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 17 June 2019 21:59 (four months ago) link

A chunk of that is for shipping though. Looking at vinyl prices, £30 for a small press issue doesn't seem that extravagant.

groovypanda, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 07:59 (four months ago) link

They better not be lying about the total pressing too. This is the third time I’ve been had by intentionally misleading bandcamp “x copies left” slimy sales tactics. The other two times my fav store Commend (mentioned earlier) had them in stock a week after they “sold out” on bandcamp. It’s a bit shitty to drive sales by going “well yeah technically this particular box has 20 copies left in it so it’s not a lie”

Evan, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 11:39 (four months ago) link

If either of these guys ever complain about streaming royalties after charging $55 for 20mins of music, they can die in a fire.

― brotherlovesdub, Monday, June 17, 2019 5:59 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

errr

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 11:49 (four months ago) link

Sure, $30 for a small press is fine, and yeah, the shipping does make it much worse, but what are the options? You can only buy this if you agree to the shipping fees, so shipping is part of the price of this item. This won't be for sale in my (or your) local shop.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 16:52 (four months ago) link

I hope not, or I'll feel like even more of a sucker.

Evan, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 17:04 (four months ago) link

The Sad About The Times compilation on Anthology is excellent and well worth checking out for fans of melancholic, 70s FM folk rock

https://anthologyrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/sad-about-the-times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ZsCPqwoLQ

groovypanda, Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:41 (four months ago) link

You are alone in a hot tub on a warm summer night back in the '70s.

i'm in. thanks groovypanda

brimstead, Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:37 (four months ago) link

Vinyl Factory very wrongly tagged that comp as Yacht Rock so I had to quickly adjust my expectations when I started listening.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 21 June 2019 08:44 (four months ago) link

That Gumba Fire comp from last year sounding absolutely fantastic out the garden in this hot weather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9jAbYdwITw

groovypanda, Saturday, 29 June 2019 09:28 (three months ago) link

This mix is all kinds of ace. Properly Balearic.

http://testpressing.org/2019/07/mix-491-the-pilotwings/

groovypanda, Thursday, 11 July 2019 11:44 (three months ago) link

That Gumab Fire comp is very underrated, one of my fav comps from last year.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 09:41 (two months ago) link

Thanks for the heads up on Pilotwings, groovypanda! After that I checked out the Molitor 71 EP and it's great so far.

Evan, Friday, 26 July 2019 15:58 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Yup, the Pilotwings mix is A+.

millmeister, Monday, 9 September 2019 12:50 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

La Torre Ibiza Vol 3 might be the best in the series: https://www.ibizacdmusic.com/product/la-torre-vol-3-2019/

01. Bill Laswell & Jah Wobble – Alsema Dub
02. Nu Guinea – A Voce ‘E Napule
03. Pacific Coliseum – Mornings At Made’s
04. Lambchop – Up With The People
05. Tamam Shud – Bali Waters
06. Satoshi & Makoto – Crepuscule Leger
07. Mac DeMarco – On The Level
08. Malcolm McLaren – Obatala
09. Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels (Sketches From An Island Sunrise Meditation)
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. Joe Stammers – Idle I’m (Colorama Coloured In Remix)

millmeister, Thursday, 26 September 2019 21:03 (three weeks ago) link

that ‘head over heels’ remix is a total beaut, listened to it a lot this summer

donna rouge, Friday, 27 September 2019 01:31 (three weeks ago) link

xp Talking of which:

https://www.mixcloud.com/leo-mas/leo-mas-hostal-la-torre-ibiza-wed-18-sep-2019/

groovypanda, Friday, 27 September 2019 10:18 (three weeks ago) link

thx. i liked his recent beats in space

alomar lines, Friday, 27 September 2019 19:19 (three weeks ago) link


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