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

I dumped most of these into a big playlist. Please feel free to suggest anything else to add or remove.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1PyYFc6ee0dY2ReEkwPApl?si=JbB-sySfQtODL3jN2b8Zow

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 16:37 (one month ago) link

Oh wow thanks so much for doing that! My wife was also requesting it so that's perfect

Evan, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 16:56 (one month ago) link

Right off the bat per recent posts we should at least add:

Cantoma - Just Landed
Smith & Mudd - Blue River

Evan, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:00 (one month ago) link

they have been added!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:02 (one month ago) link

So what couldn't you find?

Looks like these Global Patterns / Fireflower Foundation releases may not be on Spotify:

- From Tokyo to Honolulu: 自然の音楽 / 生まれ変わり
- ll nøthing ll: Artificial Nature
- 六月花 (June Flower): 緑の丘 (Green Hills), 赤い夏 (Red Summer)
- 地球 (Earth): ジャングル (Jungle)

But besides them any others?

Evan, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:23 (one month ago) link

Not sure offhand, might have to go back and look.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:00 (one month ago) link

Well, not surprisingly, none of the Aficionado releases are available on streaming, as they seem/seemed to be physical media only. No Bandcamp downloads either. A damn shame for those of us who've moved away from physical formats.

doug watson, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:05 (one month ago) link

(since any or all of their EPs would fit the bill perfectly)

doug watson, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:06 (one month ago) link

yeah re aficionado gotta try to get this eleventeen eston cut on there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhfuaJIKoG8

brimstead, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 19:47 (one month ago) link

That cut is actually included on Music For Dreams' Sunset Sessions 3, which does appear on Spotify

doug watson, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 20:42 (one month ago) link

shy layers... my man. might get away w/the first twin sister record too

||||||||, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:39 (one month ago) link

looking forward to someone pulling these all together into one big spotify list

||||||||, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:40 (one month ago) link

oh I see someone already did. nice

||||||||, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:42 (one month ago) link

I also think the new Steve Cobby album would work well.

Steve Cobby - Sweet Jesus

https://open.spotify.com/album/5bEbFQ5PFbE79xRs0U8VW1?si=SWtYNg3SRDms4wmG6wux_g

bit of a cheat, but Mark Barrott compiled this sunset playlist that I find myself playing when i'm in this zone:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7M1Puo8vKPJoiSHYgTXcNa?si=ydeRUTlAQRSLB4eyOSBN5w

and a playlist I made for this same purpose a couple years back called, appropriately enough, Summer Nights. It features a lot of the same songs (Lissvik/Air France) that are already in the playlist, but it's a tidy little listen.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5BgK6IriXWSoDvyWUJMOIC?si=7Xe49dhWSc-hwuHJ538HbQ

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:52 (one month ago) link

Chris Coco's Balaeric Playlist covers a lot of stuff not included yet:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/100icvOSPBO4Mk5pYgALx4?si=IlVLxS77RGSfW2LKhdE0mA

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:54 (one month ago) link

From the Chris Coco playlist above. Potential vacation theme song. Ukelele cover of the Velvet Underground's Who Loves the Sun by Hafdis Huld.

https://open.spotify.com/track/266hjimNtK6eEFDcCO5loo?si=t1fSNmheSzKxLRKxZZkaPw

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 21:56 (one month ago) link

Added some more albums, will need to look at those playlists when I'm sitting at a computer

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 04:44 (one month ago) link

speaking of chris coco, found this 2cd set today for 50p.

https://www.discogs.com/Chris-Coco-Solar-Spectrums/release/144608

perfect timing now that the days are getting longer.

mark e, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 13:08 (one month ago) link

By the way, my original list had a pretty heavy lean into the experimental ambient/new age side. The recommendations totally delivered in regards to the thread theme, but wondering if any of you had thoughts on that category as well.

From what I had already, these are really nice if you have any interest (the rest of the applicable inclusions I haven't spent enough time with; still diving in):

- Aokigahara Online: Mori
- Deepchord: Immersions, Lanterns
- Heavenly Music Corporation: In a Garden of Eden, Lunar Phase
- Iguana Moonlight: Wild Palms
- Les Halles: Zephyr
- M. Geddes Gengras: Hawaiki Tapes
- Magnétophonique: Une Cartographie Idéale
- UNKNOWN ME: Subtropics
- Wave Temples: Isle Enchanted
- 六月花 (June Flower): 緑の丘 (Green Hills), 赤い夏 (Red Summer)
- 地球 (Earth): ジャングル (Jungle)

Evan, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:57 (one month ago) link

That 80s Japanese ambient/new age comp that placed in the year end rollout has some lovely stuff on it

groovypanda, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:56 (one month ago) link

Been meaning to dive into that one! On it.

Open to more in that ambient-experimental/"naturewave" and/or ambient (+ semi field recording) + tasteful new age if anyone has any more thoughts?

Best in class imo on that front:
- Magnétophonique: Une Cartographie Idéale
- Iguana Moonlight: Wild Palms
- G.E.N.E.: Rain Forest
- Wave Temples: Isle Enchanted

And can't sing enough praise for Deepchord's Immersions II, specifically

Also glaring overall omissions on my part... need to add:
- Air France: GBG Belongs To Us, Afraid You Told Someone About Us, Hold On To Me Baby

Evan, Friday, 14 February 2020 16:27 (one month ago) link

Maybe Ekolali? Try igor and the Split with Milan W on Plafond

Also:
V/A - Surging Waves

Also:
anything by Fluorescent Heights

https://www.discogs.com/Milan-W-Ekolali-Plafond-2/release/10550068

https://www.discogs.com/Ekolali-Igor/release/9685353

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Surging-Waves/release/12464269

https://www.discogs.com/artist/2493861-Fluorescent-Heights

brimstead, Saturday, 15 February 2020 06:16 (one month ago) link

maybe Rainbow Dome Musick?

brimstead, Saturday, 15 February 2020 06:17 (one month ago) link

These are all really great suggestions brimstead thanks! I'm making my way through them but have sampled all so far.

Evan, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:11 (one month ago) link

I added these to the playlist

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 01:23 (one month ago) link

Thanks- one more add, if Spotify has it:

- Cheap Galapagos: 3D Exotic Resort

Evan, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 05:53 (one month ago) link

Couldn't find it

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 15:03 (one month ago) link

Not too surprised- no worries!

Evan, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 15:12 (one month ago) link

New single from Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft's forthcoming second album now up on Bandcamp. All acoustic instruments this time

https://melodyastruth.bandcamp.com/album/knife

groovypanda, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 14:32 (one month ago) link

bufiman's (aka wolf mueller aka jan schulte) albumsi will be one of my fav albums of this year and should be of interest to readers of this thread, i made a thread for discussion here

https://www.discogs.com/Bufiman-Albumsi/master/1672878

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 25 February 2020 15:47 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Follow up to 2018's Club Meduse compilation is out this week:

https://spacetalkmusic.bandcamp.com/album/retour-au-club-meduse-compiled-by-charles-bals

groovypanda, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 11:51 (three weeks ago) link

Thanks - wasn't familiar with these comps.

Via RA's mix of the day: https://harvey.dj/album/dj-harvey-live-at-rumors
3hr mix. $1 on bandcamp.

millmeister, Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:22 (two weeks ago) link

I feel like my mega playlist is going to be a go to while self isolating. Any time anxiety starts to creep in, I reach for those soothing vibes.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 19 March 2020 14:55 (two weeks ago) link

“Canyon” off that first Club Meduse comp is incredible, stoked for the sequel

brimstead, Thursday, 19 March 2020 17:06 (two weeks ago) link

Tornado Wallace has a new "mini-album" out on Optimo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qQjXpcVPjI

Number None, Saturday, 21 March 2020 11:50 (two weeks ago) link

Some great "Stay In & Chill" Spotify playlists being shared by various members of the Balearic massive over on Test Pressing:

https://www.testpressing.org/magazine

groovypanda, Friday, 27 March 2020 13:10 (one week ago) link

yessss, ty for the heads up

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 27 March 2020 13:14 (one week ago) link

ahh sweet

best thread

brimstead, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:09 (one week ago) link

Todays Spotify playlist comes from Wolf Müller. It's well chill. x. https://t.co/uXirtdI2vJ pic.twitter.com/QL022rHI8D

— Test Pressing (@Test_Pressing) March 30, 2020

groovypanda, Monday, 30 March 2020 11:16 (one week ago) link

nice

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Monday, 30 March 2020 14:56 (one week ago) link

They are really cranking out these lists, lots of good ones

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 4 April 2020 16:35 (four days ago) link

They're all pretty great. Lots of favourites on there but also lots of amazing tracks I've not heard before.

Today's from Telephones is another good 'un

groovypanda, Saturday, 4 April 2020 17:54 (four days ago) link

I was bored and I like giant lists, so I consolidated them all into one big megalist. Will try to keep updated.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2ehdiaDsn4E8eWupwmURhn?si=FU91ubVDTmmja8FsctZwFg

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 4 April 2020 19:55 (four days ago) link

^ Good work.

millmeister, Sunday, 5 April 2020 08:49 (three days ago) link

yes, i will def be listening to the moodles megalist

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Sunday, 5 April 2020 18:27 (three days ago) link

bless you Moodles

Number None, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 11:25 (yesterday) link

The new Jura Soundsystem compilation is sounding very dreamy today

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 11:37 (yesterday) link

They're cranking out these lists like crazy, just added 2 more.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 15:18 (yesterday) link

Will also rep for their At The Disco playlist

Aphex, Romanthony, Moodyman, Photek, Gladys Knight, Idris Muhammad and many, many more

groovypanda, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 07:51 (thirty-three minutes ago) link


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