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 (fourteen years ago) link

i almost bought the Sorcerer album yesterday.

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

what's up with this new AMO single?

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

balearic revival is new downtempo.

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

oops, meant to say it's THE new downtempo

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

adult contemporary?

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

so, to answer your question: not far

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

i have listened the shit out of those aMo1 albums

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

er EPs

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

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

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

^ i guess that's the same thing haitch said

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

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

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

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

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

meet the new british press same as the old

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

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

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

:( <-- before listening to that song

:) <-- after

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

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

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

where is that?

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

windward coast of Oahu.

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

New Jersey

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

WTF - The Cure "Lullaby"???

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ah nice, would love to know what you think!

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Monday, 16 November 2020 16:44 (ten months ago) link

awesome through the first few tracks!

skip, Monday, 16 November 2020 17:57 (ten months ago) link

yeah great mix - soothes, energizes, moisturizes

lukas, Monday, 16 November 2020 19:56 (ten months ago) link

Rare Silk... never heard this, so good.

skip, Monday, 16 November 2020 20:19 (ten months ago) link

glad you all are enjoying it! it does deviate from things towards the end but my excuse is that I was a few beers in by that point

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Monday, 16 November 2020 20:46 (ten months ago) link

Molero - Ficciones Del Tropico looks like it ought to go here.

https://holuzam.bandcamp.com/album/ficciones-del-tr-pico

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 24 November 2020 18:04 (nine months ago) link

Dog Latin, did you get the 10” reissue for Raw Silk and does yours also sound terrible? My copy has a lot of noise.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:47 (nine months ago) link

no, i only got an mp3 i'm afraid

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 17:56 (nine months ago) link

new K-Lone album is quite different from his previous stuff and definitely fits the tropical balearic sound: https://wisdomteethuk.bandcamp.com/album/k-lone-cape-cira-lp

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 17:56 (nine months ago) link

You mean new as in this year? It's been out since spring. Indeed it is so good! Check out The Falls EP while you're at it.

Evan, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 18:07 (nine months ago) link

Ah well it's new to me. I was only familiar with his clubbier stuff till now

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 20:56 (nine months ago) link

TBH I've only come to appreciate the term 'Balearic' as a loose concept recently, even if I've enjoyed the sound and vibe for a very long time.

Not even 100% sure what I've been playing really counts as such, but for me it's about painting images of liminal spaces and places: Be it a beach, a forest or an office building

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 25 November 2020 21:35 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

this dope shit just got a nice 12" reissue on new label betonska

riyl talking drums, quando quango, etc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsSNZfBht78

the late great, Saturday, 12 December 2020 17:59 (nine months ago) link

she's pretty obscure, maybe slightly better known for being in a minimal wave group called "shiny two shiny" (red flame labelmates with severed heads and noted sabres-era weatherall collaborator david harrow)

captured tracks did a "collected works" reissue LP way back in 2005 but barring a track or two imo nowhere near as good as "higher"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_xx2lZlhhY

the late great, Saturday, 12 December 2020 18:09 (nine months ago) link

Test Pressing 2020 round up: https://testpressing.org/magazine/tp-end-of-year-round-up

millmeister, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 17:08 (eight months ago) link

that flamingo pier song “indigo” that Nancy Noise rec’s is a jam a half

brimstead, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 18:27 (eight months ago) link

and a half 🕺🏻

brimstead, Wednesday, 23 December 2020 18:27 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Test Pressing have set up a forum: https://testpressing.org/magazine/weve-launched-a-forum-1
Wahey!

millmeister, Friday, 29 January 2021 11:22 (seven months ago) link

RIP ILX

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 29 January 2021 13:41 (seven months ago) link

So excited to see Test Pressing start a forum. This is good news. Thanks for sharing.

In the spirit of sharing, i've made an all vinyl mix of some balearic vibes. It's a brief 40min ride, and I think if you're on this thread, you'll enjoy the tunes.

https://www.mixcloud.com/biznotic/sunday-situation/

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 29 January 2021 17:28 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

somehow missed the latest from D.K., which came out nearly a year ago. Very nice vibes!

https://open.spotify.com/album/45Gxh7xqUU4ouDREPoSgKN?si=Vz74pr-NTza0NG7wOlJlSg

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 25 February 2021 16:54 (six months ago) link

looks like this was finally released but I can't seem to find where to watch it yet.

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

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 1 March 2021 20:22 (six months ago) link

https://ra.co/features/3841

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 5 March 2021 13:03 (six months ago) link

i've missed this thread... so many good recs in the years since i last posted. been particularly enjoying the gr8080 playlists and of course the test pressing stay home and chill ones too <3

this is mentioned in the tp 2020 round up but super vibing on everything i've heard from pellegrino & zodyaco:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Hu0LwxgVg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHmyXJs9yFw

the label that put that out, early sounds, was also involved in the napoli segreta comps - those are also amazing and may or may not have already been mentioned itt but definitely worth checking out

a friend recently tipped me off to this older gem, you all might enjoy it too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d4JRZ1d9J4

balearic erik (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 21:32 (six months ago) link

good to see you back here!

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 11:37 (six months ago) link

Thanks for the recs

This was linked a few weeks back in her own thread but posting it here as Charlotte Adigery's playlist on Spotify of the stuff she plays on her Studio Brussel show is an absolute treasure trove of Balearic classics, techno bangers, ambient, dub, disco, reggae, hip-hop, post-punk, pop, soul, jazz and just about everything in-between

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2nwx9MiQuOtuvapreLFQOi?si=YhhDk850RL2Ej-w2AsU0yg

groovypanda, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 15:32 (six months ago) link

one month passes...
three weeks pass...

Great new mix from Lexx via Danny Mclewin

Next up in our Idle Cellars mix series we are delighted to have the legendary Lexx deliver an exquisite selection of soft rock, soul jazz and smoky folk gems that truly only he can, with such effortless ease. Known for some of the most exquisite mixes for Test Pressing he’s delivered us a mix very much in the vein of those seminal Renaissance journeys. It is safe to say I am head over heels in love with this immaculate selection. Tune in and bliss out to this perfect Idle soundtrack

https://soundcloud.com/user-941642258-283402318/lexx-bon-voyage

groovypanda, Wednesday, 19 May 2021 14:37 (four months ago) link

Not had a chance to check this out yet but the description seems to be relevant to this thread:

https://yarni.bandcamp.com/album/boro

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 20 May 2021 13:36 (four months ago) link

Sounds great! Thanks for the heads up.

Darn these international shipping rates. Oh well

Evan, Thursday, 20 May 2021 15:44 (four months ago) link

I got really really bored during a Teams call and ordered it without listening. Ummm listening now and it's... okay? Maybe a little too tidy and polite - like mid-period Nightmares On Wax or something. It's worth a listen though

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 20 May 2021 15:52 (four months ago) link

Yeah, definitely a stoned 90s downtempo breaks vibe in the Grand Central Records style, not in a bad way

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 20 May 2021 15:53 (four months ago) link

I didn't give it a formal listen (sampled some and then left it going from midpoint to the end) at low volume through laptop speakers, but what I heard of the 2nd half has been nice. Yes perhaps a bit sterile.

Evan, Thursday, 20 May 2021 15:56 (four months ago) link

It'll be good concentration music for when I'm working, whatevs. Not sure if there will be a standout track I'd put into a set.

Speaking of which, I've been invited to play a very short vinyl set to a sit-down crowd next week. I think it'll mostly be youngsters waiting for someone to play a bunch of acid and jungle. But figured I'd play a nice Balearic set seeing as my collection has been building up over lockdown. Not sure how it'll go down, but fuck em

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 20 May 2021 16:13 (four months ago) link

youngsters are into acid and jungle? I'm really out of the loop

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 20 May 2021 16:17 (four months ago) link

Drum n Bass seems to be having a resurgence amongst the youth but yeah, jungle never went away in Bristol. People never seem to tire of it

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 20 May 2021 17:35 (four months ago) link

I'm clearly living in the wrong part of the world, I'm not sure if jungle or DnB ever even existed in Texas

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 20 May 2021 17:40 (four months ago) link

Yeah, I always wonder whether there's some club around Boston that plays like jungle or balearic stuff, or really any cool club music. Haven't heard of one yet. Outside of like New York, I wonder how rare this sort of thing really is in the US.

OneSecondBefore, Friday, 21 May 2021 03:00 (three months ago) link

RIP Axis

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 21 May 2021 03:05 (three months ago) link

Yeah, they closed before I moved here. Bums me out, that would have been right up my alley!

OneSecondBefore, Friday, 21 May 2021 12:53 (three months ago) link

I know they've probably been shut down by the pandemic but does The Phoenix Landing still have DJs? That was another that I went to a lot.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 21 May 2021 13:19 (three months ago) link

I've actually never been, but their website still talks about local DJs, so hopefully they'll be able to resume those kinds of events soon. Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out!

OneSecondBefore, Friday, 21 May 2021 14:42 (three months ago) link

it's been over 20 years since I was last there, but back in the 90s they brought in a surprisingly solid string of DJs

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 21 May 2021 15:31 (three months ago) link

i came to this comp for the version of "food of love" and it turns out the whole thing is pretty excellent

https://toytonics.bandcamp.com/album/kapote-pres-mushroom-house-vol-2

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Monday, 24 May 2021 21:35 (three months ago) link

Been enjoying this, Good Block - Strato: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZCQVZcytdA

MikoMcha, Sunday, 6 June 2021 14:18 (three months ago) link

love good block, their mixes and edits are great too

donna rouge, Sunday, 6 June 2021 17:20 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

Medlar - Aerial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y6W-paS_GI

MikoMcha, Thursday, 9 September 2021 07:31 (one week ago) link

Nice. Listening to the whole album now.

Not sure if this has been posted before but there's an ace Balearic playlist from Moonboots & Jolyon on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6dVaSFTshqzC5u3xUViTAj?si=3589381bef53406d

groovypanda, Friday, 10 September 2021 09:30 (one week ago) link

Sadly my vinyl copy is delayed till November but the new Reuben Vaun Smith is sounding FANTASTIC. Last year's Warm Nights album got me through the pandemic, and this sounds like a much lusher and deeper excursion overall with added instruments and vocals but without losing the original charm

https://open.spotify.com/album/2bg1QFXLQ1FQ266YSczeP6?si=fEUmt8JfQsOr1Tan-RGaZA&dl_branch=1

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 16 September 2021 15:00 (four days ago) link

great vibes on the RVS album.

skip, Friday, 17 September 2021 03:29 (three days ago) link


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