Into Daylight by Cantoma

The new decade dawns with a message of love and hope from Balearic envoy Phil Mison and his fourth LP under the Cantoma moniker. Joined by old friends and new acquaintances, Señor Misono draws on a lifetime of record collecting, selection and songwriting to pack ‘Into Daylight’ with the essence of the Balearic movement, from the Café del Mar and beyond.

The album features guests Quinn Lamont Luke, Hush Forever, Suad Khalifa, Apres Midi, David Philips and Luna Asteri and was recorded between London and Barcelona.

Faint Waves – Dancing Flame

Gorgeous, super slo-mo sunset balearic ambient piece here from Faint Waves, lead track on a new three track EP ‘Sol d’en Serra’ from new label Higher Love Recordings. It’s a cool package with a fine dreamhouse bubbler ‘Shimmer’from James Bright and cinematic atmospherics from Audiocluster. Out 27/4/20

https://higherloverec.bandcamp.com/album/sol-den-serra

https://faintwaves.bandcamp.com/

http://www.higherloverec.com/

Yoshio Ojima – Glass Chattering

Prompted by the recent Oto No Wa release from Music for Dreams, I was reminded of this awesome release from Light in the Attic of 80’s and 90’s ambient from Japan. It’s another stunning package,complied by Spencer Doran of Visible Cloaks. In a beautiful 3 x vinyl package and digital too, some sublime music here for headphone immersion and horizontal exploration.

https://lightintheattic.net/releases/4088-kankyo-ongaku-japanese-ambient-environmental-new-age-music-1980-1990

Oto No Wa: Selected Sounds of Japan 1988​-​2018 by Music For Dreams

An essential purchase / listen from Music for Dreams here…

For the fifth entry in their Collector’s Series, they enlist the skills of Japan-based musical connoisseurs, Ken Hidaka, Max Essa, and Dr. Rob.
Their compilation Oto No Wa sets out to map the evolution of chilled Japanese sounds across 3 decades. Collecting 14 tracks, produced by a wide range of artists. From ambient pioneers to dance-floor veterans.