Reminded of this beauty today by @JolyonGreen Seal’s amazing vocal with production from Trevor Horn and Anne Dudley on strings, very nice!
Soaring 1991 breakbeat from Bukem, love it….
I recently found a couple of Cafe del Mar mixtapes, vols 2 & 8, I’m guessing they were bought in Summer 1991 (?) from legendary resident DJ Jose Padilla who used to sell them from behind the decks. He got bored of my nagging him for track id’s so he let me copy the track lists from his notebook. Maybe I’ll dig out the cassette deck and digitise them sometime, but for now here’s the track list and some links for volume 2. It’s a seminal collection, the Balearic blue print of ambient, electronics, classical, new-age, film scores and rock all going into the mix…
- Wally Baderou – Mt. Fuji and the Mime
- Jean-Michel Jarre – Souvenir of China
- Yello – Blue Green
- Wally Baderou – The Dachstein Angels
- Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Perpetuum Mobile
- Jon & Vangelis – I hear you now
- Steve Miller – Wild Honey
- Laurie Anderson – White lily
- Laurie Anderson – Radar
- Marianne Faithfull – The Hawk
- Astor Piazolla – Regresso al Amor
- Mark Isham – Interest Persued
- Art of Noise – Moments in Love
- Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene
‘…sticking on just the Rickie Lee Jones spoken word [version] of ‘Little Fluffy Clouds’ over some other music. They also played a lot of abstract, cool spoken word/cut-up stuff, which seemed really impressive and weird. We were like, “F***, how did they make that?” then found out it was mainly The Tape-beatles CD [Music With Sound] which we then tracked down afterwards and used a lot ourselves. That CD had a big influence on me, which fed into the later “alien sphinx”-style shows… it was just quite arty and clever and odd, looping spoken word, and showed anything goes in radio trip-style collage. It was after that I started collecting the weirder spoken word [material], like that exorcism speech (sourced from Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, I think) and The 500,000 Year Old Wisdom of E Yada di Shi-ite.
“I think we also played the ‘Eine Kleine Hed Music’ track for the first time on that show, which I remember was a fave of yours… the Invisible Man stuff for that, and a lot of the rest, was just done in a one man live mix, literally running round the studio, turning decks on and off! Raw but fun. Those were the days.”
Early fans of the Orb and Coldcut might find some of these samples strangely familiar…