this is a thread for the BALEARIC REVIVAL

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balearic : balearic islands :: northern soul : northern UK

gr8080, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

important: does michael caine like balearic? would he include kate bush on the top 25 tracks of all time?

max, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

That first Lemon Jelly album is totally balearic.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 3 August 2007 19:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

12 Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle (Lucky Number, 2005)

I've been listening to the music on this thread almost exclusivley for the last three days, giving this ^^^ a spin for ther first time in a year or so just this morning. shortly after listening to it, i left my house and went to my favorite coffe shop and it came on the sound system as i was leaving! kind of weird since that shop usually plays very quiet, anonymous jazz or korean pop music all the time.

gr8080, Saturday, 4 August 2007 00:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm helping my family put together some songs to play at my brother's engagement party, and fittingly enough "La Ritournelle" was the first to receive the seal of approval.

Telephone thing, Saturday, 4 August 2007 02:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've been following these guys via myspace for over a year. looks like they're getting an Eskimo release.

I guess maybe they fall in the middle of the venn diagram with Cosmic/Beardo/Edits on one side and Balearic/Revivial/Bands on the other.

Anyone know anything else about them?

gr8080, Sunday, 5 August 2007 02:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Hey, that Wicked Game remix is brilliant.

I know, right?, Sunday, 5 August 2007 03:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

Speaking of Cure remixes, I'm listening to the relatively obscure "Let's go to Bed (milk mix)" and it would totally fit on a balearic mix. I think Saint Etienne's "Like a Motorway" would sit in there pretty well.

baaderonixx, Sunday, 5 August 2007 13:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

man, that tullio di piscopo track is fantastic. i bought it (on ZYX) at SF's groove merchant years ago, and played the shit out of it when i used to have a downtempoish sunday night weekly at dalva. don cherry plays on it!

pshrbrn, Sunday, 5 August 2007 15:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Prins Thomas remix of Hatchback here:

gr8080, Sunday, 5 August 2007 21:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

That Carly Simon track is awesome!

baaderonixx, Monday, 6 August 2007 13:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol, lovefingers busted

sanskrit, Monday, 6 August 2007 17:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

what u mean?

jaxon, Monday, 6 August 2007 18:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

jaxon, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 06:13 (ten years ago) Permalink


gr8080, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 06:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

that sorcerer LP is OK, but i dont like any of the uptempo tracks.

it feels a little too same-y from track to track, too.

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 08:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

peter gabriel "i have the touch" totally belongs on a balearic mix

cutty, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 11:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

This mix is just like..... unghghnghngh.... an indiluted balearic morphine hit.

Tim F, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 08:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Goddamit. I'm working on a mix right now that I was planning on closing with "in the light of the miracle."

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 17:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

I already did it for a compilation I made which very few have heard, so now I feel unfairly cheated - however I used the Another Thought version and this one is different, not sure where it's from.

Tim F, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 22:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

There's the 13 minute dancey version on the Soul Jazz Russell comp.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 9 August 2007 00:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah I think it's that one. I really should get around to buying that comp!

Tim F, Thursday, 9 August 2007 01:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

the version i have is from this:

i think its 14 mins.

gr8080, Thursday, 9 August 2007 02:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

i grabbed that Sorcerer album. i really like it, but i think it coulda been better had he used more live instruments or analog equipment. it kinda suffers from a computer smoothness. (this is the same complaint i got from a friend when making music a few years ago on Reason)

jaxon, Thursday, 9 August 2007 06:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

this Danny Krivit edit of In The Light Of The Miracle was just posted here yesterday, and it's very good -- is the same version on the Soul Jazz comp?

lucas pine, Thursday, 9 August 2007 06:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

thats how i feel about it, jaxon. i switch it off after like 6 tracks. or skip the faster ones.

does windsurf have any vinyl releases or just that mp3EP on kompakt? i really like the stuff on the myspace.

still stuck on Studio - West Coast. Vinyl should arrive by Friday.

gr8080, Thursday, 9 August 2007 07:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Can someone please download that mix I linked to so that i can do some group-gushing?

Tim F, Thursday, 9 August 2007 10:21 (ten years ago) Permalink


cutty, Thursday, 9 August 2007 11:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

just download it and report back cutty, then tell me if my dodgy portmanteau neologisms are inappropriate.

Tim F, Thursday, 9 August 2007 12:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna keep bumping this thread until someone listens to that mix and reports back.

Tim F, Friday, 10 August 2007 02:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

i've already listened to it once, have to listen again though as i was preoccupied and my ears only mostly perked up when i heard the familiar eno/byrne collab stuff

cutty, Friday, 10 August 2007 02:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's pretty good, but I'm not sure I'd put in the Balearic category.

baaderonixx, Friday, 10 August 2007 08:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

this Danny Krivit edit of In The Light Of The Miracle was just posted here yesterday

which is a repost from here in May

energy flash gordon, Friday, 10 August 2007 11:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

do you read that blog often, energy flash gordon?

gr8080, Friday, 10 August 2007 16:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

formerly the most redundant blog ever

Michael F Gill, Friday, 10 August 2007 16:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

xpost - i read that blog, as it's in my rss feeds, but i gotta say, i don't really get the love for the edits so much. there was one recently of that Voyage "I Love You Dancer" track by Rune Lindbæk that just didn't make any sense. he really didn't do anything to the track besides add echo to a few parts. why not just play the original?

jaxon, Friday, 10 August 2007 16:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

what's the most redundant blog now, michael?

jaxon, Friday, 10 August 2007 16:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

the crown is vacant for the time being

Michael F Gill, Friday, 10 August 2007 16:49 (ten years ago) Permalink


jaxon, Friday, 10 August 2007 16:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

off topic:

hey have you guys heard what i'm gushing over here.

gr8080, Friday, 10 August 2007 16:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

I like both LSB singles a bunch, but it's weird how they both seem to revolve around "Some Girls" by Michael Heart. "Original Highway Delight" blatantly samples it, and "FOG" seems to sample something very similar sounding.

The LSB italo edits were just released too, nothing too essential but I do like the P. Lion one.

Michael F Gill, Friday, 10 August 2007 17:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

hey tim - new peter visti!

haitch, Sunday, 12 August 2007 05:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

the newish Detroit Beatdown Vol 2 ep is like balearic detroit-- really smooth synths, lots of congas, good shit. definitely my best recent purchase!

the table is the table, Monday, 13 August 2007 18:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

finally listening to that Diepvries mix.

pretty great in the middle from the max essa track to the mudd and pollard one.

gr8080, Monday, 13 August 2007 19:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

detroit balearic sounds very funny. "this one goes out to all my oppressed brothers who couldn't catch the sunset today."

Michael F Gill, Monday, 13 August 2007 22:38 (ten years ago) Permalink


Display Name, Monday, 13 August 2007 22:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

jaxon - u heard this yet?

gr8080, Monday, 13 August 2007 22:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

Out Now:

Omar S Vs Alton Miller - Crackhead Luau(Don't Believe The Pipe) EP

Display Name, Monday, 13 August 2007 22:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Marcellus Pittman & DJ Genesis Feat. Norma Jean Bell- Belle Isle Paragliders EP

Display Name, Monday, 13 August 2007 22:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

The Alton Miller "Souls like mine" album from this year is pretty good.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 13 August 2007 23:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

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